Thursday, 10 April 2014

Down on the farm.

At last the fertiliser is spread on all the fields.   They are all greening up, as they should do in Spring.   Today I notice that the field opposite, which is sown with wheat, is being fertilised.   A couple of days ago the farmer did all our fields - we are all grassland.   Last night there was a heavy dew so already some of the fertiliser will have begun to go into the ground.

I walked round the paddock with Tess so that I could take a photograph of the farmer on his Same tractor.  It is a pretty boring job riding up and down the fields while the spreader on  the back whizzes round and flings the little pellets here and there.  But what a difference it makes to the state of the grass when Summer comes - and with the price it is it jolly well needs to.

Tess of course was not even remotely interested in any of it.   She had only one thing on her mind - RABBITS.  The objects of her desire were down a certain hole and there she stood transfixed.   At least if gave me the chance at last to take a photograph of her since she has been for a hairdo.   You will see from the rabbit hole that it is fairly well hidden in the grass.  I suspect there were babies down there from the way her ears were going.

I saw what I thought was a dead rabbit in the middle of the paddock.   Luckily Tess didn't notice it at all.   I walked right up to it, only to see that it was crouched down, its terrified eyes looking at me as I bent down.   Suddenly it made a bolt for it.   I was sorry I had gone over to look because I really could see the terror there in its eyes.


Crafty Green Poet said...

poor bunnies!

Cro Magnon said...

I'm sorry to hear you have Myxi; I'd thought that had been eliminated. We have no rabbits here; just hares.

angryparsnip said...

Well, it is spring and so your have lots of bunnies. I really haven't seen that many around my home yet. But since it is April the Gila Monster are out and about. I have a pair that lives on the west side of my home !
I can't tell if is Fred, Ethel or a grown up baby Ricky from last year.
I name the animals that live and hang out around my home. I am weird that way.

cheers, parsnip

Cloudia said...

What a fine description of a day on the farm. . . I felt the terror too.

ALOHA from Honolulu

=^..^= <3

Heather said...

Tess look very trim since her haircut. I hope I look trim too, as I had mine cut yesterday. At least you allowed the rabbit to make it's escape without Tess giving chase.
It is so good to think that at last work on farms can begin in earnest.

Em Parkinson said...

My farmer friends swear by SAME too. They're the only people round here who use them though. Snippet and Jack are completely obsessed with rabbits too but I don't think Snip stands a chance in hell of catching one. Now Jack on the other hand.....