Well, it was a toss-up whether the weather won or we did and in the event the three fields of silage were rowed up, baled and wrapped shortly before it began to rain quite fast. As I write this the farmer is bring the last load into the yard to stack ready for Winter. It is always a relief when that stage is reached. We still have several more fields to go, but that is all for the time being.
Thursday is always 'Hair' day for me and this afternoon I went straight to see friend M for the afternoon, for a nice chat and a pleasant reminisce about the old times. It is surprising how good it is to have an afternoon like this - complete relaxation - and renewal of the spirit. Especially in these troubled times.
I usually take Tess with me, but today I left her at home. I am sure she would be pleased because while I was away another friend called and took her for an extra walk. The very word 'walk' sends her into a state of ecstasy.
The news from everywhere seems particularly appalling at present. The question is - should we listen to it or not? I feel that we never get a true picture from the BBC News Bulletins (but then, what is the true picture, does anyone know). One feels so helpless against all the hatred, the killing (which sadly involves the innocent as well as those fighting on the 'other side'), and the injustice. It is hard not to feel totally complacent, but I ask - what can we do?