Friday, 17 April 2015

Stone arrives.

Up with the larks this morning to welcome a load of stone chippings.   Luckily our neighbours are Haulage Contractors, so just a step next door last evening meant that this morning, before one of the drivers started on the road works they usually work on, he nipped up to the local quarry and collected a load of small stones for the farmer.


By a quarter past six it was in a heap at the bottom of the yard, which means that after our morning at The Auction Mart (the farmer) and Penley's for coffee (me) the farmer will set off across the fields on his little digger to put some small stones into the holes he has dug before he fills them in.   This will aid the drainage.

Another beautiful Spring day has dawned.   There was mist first thing (at six o'clock) across the fields - the bushes and hawthorn trees were sticking up out of the top of it and the sun was just coming up.  My coffee and the morning paper was more inviting than walking to the bottom of the yard to photograph it for you, so sadly you will have to imagine it.  Poor Linda in Colorado is enduring snow again - it makes me feel almost mean basking in the warm sun.

12 comments:

Gerry Snape said...

Warwick Castle yesterday with the daughter (The Painted Cake) and two grandgirls and the weather was wonderful...thankgoodness for the spring!!

A Heron's View said...

Hello Pat, what your farmer has done is created what is known as a French Drain which is a very effective way of getting rid of water without putting in a pipe.

Weatherise we had a sharp frost here this morning at dawn, though the day is due to be very warm.

Cro Magnon said...

We were promised some rain for yesterday and today; so far nothing. It's getting very dry here.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I've been out on an early run - ok, early-ish, and seen beauty mixed in with several fly tips which is a major problem round here.

jinxxxygirl said...

Three days of glorious rain expected for us in our new home... After living in desert like conditions for20years it will b a long time before rain gets old. I'm up early today too , watching the sunrise ...need to get some papers together for the new house... should hear about appraisal on house today!big hugs Weaver!deb

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I don't blame your enjoying your coffee. And, too, my brother in Colorado not enjoying the snow.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

It is forecast for sun - but I heard heavy rain on the skylights - wonder what this day will bring - but mostly glad it isn't snow.

Heather said...

We are having such a lovely spring this year and I am even thinking that I shall have to water the garden if we don't get a shower soon.

angryparsnip said...

I can just imagine. Coffee and the paper sound so much better to me.
The Square Ones received some mail yesterday and were very happy. So happy you are in their blog !

cheers, parsnip

Frances said...

Once again you've shown me a bit more about what it is truly like to be in the Yorkshire countryside in early spring.

You might smile to learn that I met our mutual friend Elizabeth today at the Union Square farmers market for one of our usual strolls amongst the stands, followed by our usual coffee/tea and baked good of choice, and out usual chatting about a wide range of topics. We both agreed how much we enjoy your posts!

Looking forward to seeing what you will be reporting on next. xo

Gwil W said...

I am imagining the bottom of the yard as instructed.

Rachel said...

The weather forecast from the East of England is cold and sunny and windy.