This mnorning when the farmer was making his early round with Tess and Tip (the sheepdog), he found an enormous silver metallic blow-up balloon stuck in the hedge. Already the cattle were pulling at it and investigating it. Luckily it had not deflated.
If it had deflated then the cattle would probably have chewed on it and even eaten it - with probably fatal results. Why are shops allowed to sell such dangerous materials (this seemed rather like an airship in shape) when they are such a danger to animals in the fields?
The same goes, of course, for those 'chinese lanterns' which land in the fields. Cattle are curious animals and if there is any foreign body in the field, they will go to investigate.
I took a photograph of the offending object, but have still not worked out how to put such photos on under the new system. I am sure my son managed to get me the old system back last time by clicking on 'classic' but sadly, I can't find the word!
And as the last time I spoke to him he was on top of Scafell Pike in the Lake District, it is pretty useless ringing him today.