At last the fertiliser is spread on all the fields. They are all greening up, as they should do in Spring. Today I notice that the field opposite, which is sown with wheat, is being fertilised. A couple of days ago the farmer did all our fields - we are all grassland. Last night there was a heavy dew so already some of the fertiliser will have begun to go into the ground.
I walked round the paddock with Tess so that I could take a photograph of the farmer on his Same tractor. It is a pretty boring job riding up and down the fields while the spreader on the back whizzes round and flings the little pellets here and there. But what a difference it makes to the state of the grass when Summer comes - and with the price it is it jolly well needs to.
Tess of course was not even remotely interested in any of it. She had only one thing on her mind - RABBITS. The objects of her desire were down a certain hole and there she stood transfixed. At least if gave me the chance at last to take a photograph of her since she has been for a hairdo. You will see from the rabbit hole that it is fairly well hidden in the grass. I suspect there were babies down there from the way her ears were going.
I saw what I thought was a dead rabbit in the middle of the paddock. Luckily Tess didn't notice it at all. I walked right up to it, only to see that it was crouched down, its terrified eyes looking at me as I bent down. Suddenly it made a bolt for it. I was sorry I had gone over to look because I really could see the terror there in its eyes.