Today Tess and I had a day out, driving over the top of the Pennines and through to Sedbergh in Cumbria to have lunch in The 3 Hares Cafe with my God-daughter.
It is a lovely journey through a lot of the villages of Wensleydale, through Hawes and on into Cumbria. The views are spectacular and it is one of our regular stops to take in Cotter Force, a walk of about a quarter of a mile each way on a lovely, well-maintained path. The Cumbrian scenery is just as beautiful as we go along the edge of The Howgills with the Lakes in the background.
The 3 Hares in Sedbergh is a delightful cafe and, as usual, was very busy. We both had a platter of ham, sausage roll and a local cheese, followed by a pot of tea.
Our journey back was mostly in heavy rain but by the time we reached home the sun was shining again.
As I write this at 8pm the moon is out and the evening light is well and truly upon us. How the nights are beginning to draw in on this, the last day of August.
You will see that I have changed my header and also the writing on the picture. As I shall shortly be leaving the farm and moving into our little town then this blog will cease to be about life on a farm and will become instead a blog about life in
a little Dales town, about its people, its events and about the variety of things there are to do here. It is nearing the time to move on. Six months since my dear farmer passed away - I miss him every day but I have nothing but happy memories of our life together and that is something to treasure as I move away from farming altogether and begin a new life. As yet there is no moving date but I hope it will be in the not too distant future.