Today was our Poetry afternoon and was just as enjoyable as ever. Around eight to a dozen of us sit in friend W's conservatory and read three or four of our favourite poems. It is always an uplifting afternoon and we hear poetry we know and love and poetry which is new to us. Just a minimum of information and maybe a little discussion afterwards - it is perhaps my favourite afternoon of the whole month.
The farmer is a little improved this evening and although not yet up to working, he is up, dressed and pottering about. And he has taken Tess into the fields a couple of times today. She was heartily sick of being taken down the lane on the lead by me, but the fields are so wet and uneven that I really dare not venture into them.
I have really appreciated your comments this week - what a boost they have been. That is one of the really positive things about blogging I think, don't you ? So thank you to you all.