Up with the larks this morning to welcome a load of stone chippings. Luckily our neighbours are Haulage Contractors, so just a step next door last evening meant that this morning, before one of the drivers started on the road works they usually work on, he nipped up to the local quarry and collected a load of small stones for the farmer.
By a quarter past six it was in a heap at the bottom of the yard, which means that after our morning at The Auction Mart (the farmer) and Penley's for coffee (me) the farmer will set off across the fields on his little digger to put some small stones into the holes he has dug before he fills them in. This will aid the drainage.
Another beautiful Spring day has dawned. There was mist first thing (at six o'clock) across the fields - the bushes and hawthorn trees were sticking up out of the top of it and the sun was just coming up. My coffee and the morning paper was more inviting than walking to the bottom of the yard to photograph it for you, so sadly you will have to imagine it. Poor Linda in Colorado is enduring snow again - it makes me feel almost mean basking in the warm sun.