Yesterday's blog brought in some interesting comments about town versus country living, with most people preferring the countryside. Some of you had lived in towns (I have too) and are now 'put out to grass' as it were and I do think that the overall slant towards country living is probably because my blog followers tend to be country lovers.
But today, my friends, if you lived where I am living you might change your mind, for today is 'spread the muck' day. Cattle have been inside since October and the middens are full. The dairy herds have been milked twice daily and swilled out with water afterwards, so the slurry tanks are also full. Given that the ground is nice and hard, what do all the farmers in the vicinity do today?
Spread the muck on the fields.
It is impossible to have a door or a window open and even so the smell creeps in - not an altogether unpleasant smell but not the perfumes of Arabia.
I have taken Tess for a hairdo today so hopefully I will be able to post before and after photographs later in the day after I return from seeing 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' - we are really looking forward to that and I will report on it tomorrow.