Wherever we go in the world we try to bring back images of farming. I have posted some before, a long time ago. Here are three more. It is the farmer's birthday tomorrow and we are having a little lunch party with our friends from The Netherlands - so time is short today - I am trying to get all the preparations done today.
1. A buttercup field at King's Landing in Maritime Canada - this is a museum village - absolutely fascinating to walk round. This field is part of the village farm. Our fields are full of buttercups at the moment and although they look lovely, according to the farmer they do not make good hay.
2. A Farmers' Market in Funchal, Madeira, where the produce and the flowers were so fresh - I wish this was smellyvision because the smell of fresh strawberries vied with the smell of beautiful flowers.
3. Reindeer farming at Nordkapp in Norway. This very bleak landscape, well above the Arctic Circle. is home to the Sami people and to their herds of reindeer. We were there for the Summer Solstice, six years ago this very week-end and the young reindeer had just been born.
I think farmers feel an affinity with other farmers wherever they go in the world. Each kind of farm is different, each has its problems but one thing is certain - they are all jolly hard work.
Enjoy a pleasant week-end everyone.