Ah well - these things happen. All the grass was down and my neighbour, who is already working the farm although things have not gone through yet, was hoping to make hay. Saturday and Sunday were forecast to be fine and warm with a breeze, so he was quite hopeful. I was unsure because I know how often the farmer has felt the same and then things have gone wrong.
Sure enough, while I was out to lunch, it poured with rain. As I was going to bed last evening (I tried to stay up to look for meteors but was too tired) there was such a lot of noise in the field. I got up to look out of the window and all I could see were lights in the fields around the farm.
This morning all the fields are full of wrapped silage. Obviously all hope of hay was abandoned, he cut his losses and made it all into silage. Such is farming.
Back to the said lunch. Friend W had friends for the weekend and she very kindly invited me to lunch yesterday. And what a lunch it was!! She had roast a large piece of ham - which was mouth-wateringly delicious and with it we had tiny salad potatoes, beautifully made chips, sweet corn, mange tout, chantenay carrots and broccoli. Afterwards sticky toffee pudding, ice cream and super fruit salad and cream. Then it was back into the conservatory for Lady Grey tea and a lovely chat. I stayed until half past five - a lovely day - so thank you to my dear friend.
Today has dawned sunny and warm. I am taking my son and his wife out for lunch and then it will be back to sorting through mounds of farm papers - a job I am hating but a necessary job before I move. As I took many old Defra booklets to the tip yesterday for recycling I did just wonder how many of these documents (delivered to every farm in the land I presume) had ever been opened and read. They are issued each year and must take up quite a large percentage of their budget.
Enjoy your Sunday.