lThe farmer is leading the walking group on Sunday and although he knew roughly where he was taking them he hadn't done a recce. Two of the regulars A and E, can't go on Sunday so today the three of them went up to the very top of Swaledale and did the walk just to make sure that on Sunday they take the right path. The walk started in the village of Keld.
It turned out to be a splendid walk and went right along part of the Pennine Way and right through the farmyard of the farm where Amanda, the Shepherdess of TV and book fame, lives.
He took my camera and took some photographs for me. I feel the ones of the house should not be put on my post because they are a bit intrusive, but this one is the view from the house and shows just what a beautiful setting it is in. Also you can just see the top of the gypsy caravan which can be hired out and is often used overnight by walkers on the Pennine Way. What a wonderful view they have too.
I intended to do so many jobs while the farmer was away, but it was a really beautiful day here with wall to wall sunshine and a clear blue sky. I went down as usual for our Tuesday morning coffee and then friend W and I went the short distance to Wensley and the Wensley Tea Garden for a spot of lunch.
It was very pretty. Sadly I couldn't take a photograph for you as the farmer had the camera. There were two pretty, very well maintained Summer houses, a small open sided marquee and various chairs and tables scattered about on the lawn. We had toasted cheese baguettes with salad and crisps and a pot of Lady Grey tea. It was a most civilised way to spend a couple of hours. Unfortunately a hundred wasps thought so too but once we had eaten our food they went to 'chat' to other folk who had turned up.
I got home an hour before the farmer, just long enough to sort out my freezers. Does anyone have a system for keeping their freezer organised? I start with good intentions but it always deteriorates into a case of 'stuff it wherever it will go'. So I have switched on my second freezer and sorted everything out today into separate shelves and drawers. Now I can see where everything is - for a while at least.