I thought that readers of my blog might like to see this lovely picture which was one of my presents at Christmas - from the artist herself. It is a lino cut of cattle grazing just below Lady Hill in Wensleydale. If you wish to see more of Denise's work go to her website at Denise Burden.com
We are being very lucky with the weather here in the Dales - still, sunny and very frosty. Just the right kind of weather for 'slurry leading' and that is exactly what the farmer is doing. He has taken a couple of loads from the midden at the back of the loose housing, and now he is collecting loads from our friend and neighbour's slurry tank to spread on the frozen fields at our farm. The ground is nice and firm with frost and the tractor and slurry tanker will make little or no impression on the ground.
Too cold to hang out the washing today, so it is drying indoors. This will be the last week to hang it on the rack above the Aga, as the farmer has bought me a tumble drier - which comes next week!!
Have a good New Year's Eve.