According to the weather forecast this is the last day on which we can expect hot dry weather - and the hay is not yet quite ready. As I write this the farmer is shaking it up again, but as showers are forecast for this area tomorrow he has prepared our friend and neighbour, G, for the fact that we may have to make it into haylage (this means baling and wrapping) - G will come in later this afternoon and do this if necessary but we are still hoping for hay.
With the Tour de France passing through our town on Saturday, things are beginning to hot up. The farmer tells me that large 'Wensleydale cheeses' have appeared in the field belonging to our friend and neighbour S - I will take a photograph of them when I go later for my acupuncture and put it on this post after tea. We are hoping to more or less avoid the town from tomorrow onwards as there will be such activity and very little parking. I would dearly love to watch the cavalcade go through (it includes outriders of 35 French gendarmes amongst others), but as we are over a mile from where the road is closed and there is no alternative but to walk in, that rules me out. Also, I understand that our lane is scheduled to become a one way 'street' on Saturday - the wrong way to approach the town in any case.
I have deleted the Krishna spam from my comments page yesterday - why do these people have to make life difficult?
What about that young Australian chap, Nick Kyrglos (aged 19) knocking the Number One seed Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon yesterday. Nadal said 'I wish him all the best' - let's see how he does in his next match - each match gets harder the nearer we get to the final. But don't we British love the underdog?