Saturday, 14 July 2012
We made it!
Just a quick blog before my visitors arrive for the week-end, to say that we have made it - the grass is being baled up as I write. Not hay, sadly - that would take a few more days and we haven't got that sort of time before the rain arrives again. But at least we are getting silage.
Neighbours are so good - that is the super side of farming - we all help one another and Geoffrey who lives opposite, has just arrived with the baler and has got stuck in immediately. Well, that's a relief - the start of silage for Winter feed.
One of our bird boxes on the Scots pine trees by the kitchen window, has a family of tree sparrows in it. How busy the parents have been toing and froing from the bird table with sunflower hearts. Well now, one little face sits in the hole waiting to pluck up courage to emerge. Two parents sit on a nearby branch chirping encouragement. I keep standing and watching, but I have no doubt I shall miss the actual moment when he/she takes that first tentative flight. Isn't nature wonderful? How can anyone be bored living in the country?