Yesterday afternoon, with a bitterly cold wind blowing, we braved the weather to drive the twelve miles or so to Thorpe Perrow Arboretum in order to buy a season ticket for a Christmas Present.
It really was the most beautiful afternoon and I took photographs of the journey back.
I love winter landscapes with bare trees - and yesterday's journey was a joy. So enjoy looking at the countryside around our area.
The top photograph is of my favourite farm. It may not look anything special in the photograph, But you should see the view!
The first lot of 'pregnant ladies' arrived into the loose housing this afternoon and have settled in well. They walked over the fields and came into the bottom of the yard, making their stately way up into their shed for winter (well until their due date). More will come in the days to follow. I love it when they are here and I can take things like brussels sprout trimmings and potato peelings down for them. Anything a little big different is relished - just like pregnant humans I suppose.
What made us laugh is that the hens all came up to have a look what was going on and stood about in the silage shed. It was freezing cold but they didn't want to miss anything.