Thursday, 9 April 2015

Another hard working day...

...while the weather holds.

The farmer has hired the giant 'muck' spreader from his friend and farmer M and as I write is whizzing up and down the lane and covering the hay meadows in a deep layer.   Rain is forecast for the weekend and that should wash it in well.

Now that all the stock have gone from the fields the concentration is on getting them all in tip top condition so that the grass grows well before the cattle are let out and the sheep and lambs come at the end of April.   And so the years go on - farming is a never-ending cycle.

 Meanwhile it is the financial year end and I am sitting at the table, surrounded by ledgers, invoices, receipts, bank statements and the like, trying to make head and tail of everything that has happened during the year.   So far I have only had one major hiccup and I am hoping that the farmer can sort that out when he comes in for his tea.

I rather envy Tess today - she has followed the sun around the house - the sitting room, the landing, the bedroom - laying in the patch of sunlight blissfully unaware of all that there is to be done.   Lucky dog.


Heather said...

It's a dog's life!
Good luck with the accounts - the very thought makes me wince.
I am making the most of these glorious days full of birds, bees and butterflies, and have spent as much time as possible outside. I'm not a pessimist but I know it wont last.

Rachel said...

I am pleased I don't have to do that anymore.

Cloudia said...

Blessed Tess, to have such a mistress!

ALOHA from Honolulu,

angryparsnip said...

I know some dog that have a really good life. Chicken Strips !
I am getting my tax papers together
but I have a person who does it because they are so complicated.

cheers, parsnip

Cro Magnon said...

Guess what it smells of around here? Right; they're muck spreading here too. I have a cousin who used to go from farm to farm helping people do their books; I think he worked for the Ministry of Ag.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I don't do the final accounts, I merely get all the ledgers etc. ready to go to the accountant - she does the really hard work (but gets paid for it - I do it for love).

Terry and Linda said...

Our lovely spring-like weather is changing back to's cold again today and Tuesday we are to have snow and mixed rain. Sigh! Although, the farming and watering will not stop.