The farming year rolls on - one of the things that I love about it (and shall miss) is the continuity of it all.
A forecast for fine and sunny weather for a couple of days at least means one
thing - second silage cut. And that is precisely what happened yesterday. There are now three fields cut and lying and they smell lovely.
Another thing about them is that the grass lays in lines and between them is a 'path' of cut grass which is ideal for walking Tess, so that is what we did this morning. The sun is out but there is a strong wind blowing so I find it quite cold. (dare I tell you I put my thermals back on last week!)
Another thing which I found interesting is that there was not a single rabbit to be seen. There were such a lot and suddenly they seem to have disappeared. That suggests that maybe myxamatosis has struck. It decimates the rabbits and they die a slow and horrible death. The farmer used to go round the fields looking for them and putting the out of their misery.
Out for Sunday lunch at 1.30 today. What shall I have? (the menu is quite long but it is always the same). At present I am torn between salmon florentine or one of the four vegetarian choices and as I cooked salmon for myself yesterday it may well be the vegetarian options. But I may well change my mind when we get there.
I have packed one box today and shall pack another - probably books - on my return. Where I am going to put it all is another matter. There are going to be a lot of boxes in the garage for quite a while, that's a certainty. But at least when that happens I shall be in!