Monday, 20 June 2016

Birthday present as promised.

Here is the farmer's birthday present (along with a jig-saw puzzle of our little town) - a walking stick made by a local farmer.   The stick itself is holly and the top is stag's head.

25 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

An excellent and well thought out present, especially with it's local connections, well done.

Rachel said...

Gullivers Travels?

The Weaver of Grass said...

More like David's Meanderings these days I think Rachel.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

The fact that the stick was made locally makes it very special. I hope he isn't tempted to whack you with it when you burn his toast!

Terry and Linda said...

Love all the local connections! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr. FARMER! From way over here in Colorado to you across the pond!

Linda

angryparsnip said...

What a thoughtful present. The gift is wonderful as the though you put into it.
Happy birthday to The Farmer.

cheers, parsnip and thehamish xo

SandyExpat said...

Happy Birthday to the Farmer.

He did very well with his lunch out and your wonderful walking stick and jig-saw puzzle of your little town. If at all possible I'd love to see a snapshot of the puzzle box picture.

Sandy

Heather said...

That is a very handsome walking stick. It will no doubt be 'christened' on the next walk that the farmer takes. I too would like to see the jigsaw picture of your little town.

donna baker said...

Pat, that was the perfect gift. Did he love it?

Countryside Tales said...

Lovely. What a great present.

Penny said...

What a great present.I am sure he will treasure it.

Barbara Womack said...

What a special present! I hope he loves it (and uses it).
Happy, happy Birthday to the Farmer!
And, well done, Pat, well done.

Mac n' Janet said...

Perfect present for a walker!

Virginia said...

what a clever gift! I hadn't guessed! I thought it might be something farm-related.

Happy birthday Farmer!

Mary said...

Super gift for a farmer who loves to get out and about in the English countryside. His walking days will certainly be more comfortable - and what a beautiful stick it is. I see it becoming quite a conversation piece.

Happy Birthday farmer - here's to many more!
Mary -

Cro Magnon said...

Very nice. There's something very comforting about a good old English walking stick.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Happy Birthday to the farmer! May he have years and years of enjoying his walking stick!

Librarian said...

A good idea, useful and beautiful at the same time.
Some years ago, we gave my Dad a pair of "sporty" walking sticks (you know, the kind they use for "Nordic Walking") for either Christmas or his Birthday, I can't remember which. He has never used them, not once, although he can hardly walk some days and would much profit from them. But... it would mean acknowledging his "weakness" to the world, he feels! Daft, but that's a stubborn man for you.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Useful and pretty. I have a walking stick of red willow and the head is a hand carved totem raven.

Dartford Warbler said...

Belated Birthday Greetings to the Farmer.
I`m sure this well-crafted stick will help as he walks the Dales with friends. I hope he enjoys many good days using it!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Very nice! My husband's father had a thing for walking sticks (although never needed one) and we have since inherited his collection which we keep in a blue and white tall heavy vase in the livingroom. I love that the walking stick you gave the farmer has a carved head. -Jenn

jinxxxygirl said...

That is just perfect for the Farmer! Great job Pat! Hugs! deb

Midmarsh John said...

A lovely present for a regular walker.

Sue said...

A perfect gift for the Farmer. I bet he was thrilled.

thousandflower said...

Happy Birthday to the Farmer.

Joel, Margaret and Siri