Man the barricades - we are surrounded. We have slurried fields to the right of us, slurried fields to the left of us, and also in front and behind. Comments range from "Good healthy smell round here!" (Tesco delivery man this morning) to "OMG how can you stand it? (friends).
The good news is that it is raining steadily. We need it - both in the vegetable garden to perk up all our growing veggie crop and, more importantly, to wash the slurry in and with it the smell (hopefully).
After today the weather forecast for the next week is good. Our paddock is the only meadow which has not been cut for silage (the pastures all have stock grazing on them) and, as usual, the farmer hopes to make it into hay. I don't think he really needs hay these days, but traditionally we have always made 'a bit of hay' and it makes a lovely stack in the hay barn for the hedgehogs to snuggle into come the winter. We always have a goodly number hibernate in there.
Grass plus the cutter plus the sunshine equals one thing - glorious, delicious summery smells. And believe me, round here, they can't come soon enough.