I find it hard to imagine our landscape without drystone walls
This shot, as the morning sun catches the tops of the hills on a frosty morning.
It’s not been as clear as this today, the day has been shrouded in low cloud, visibility has been poor and the temperature has never come above freezing; it’s about -3 Celsius this evening . The farmers are taking advantage of the frozen ground are out muck spreading with vigour, (the frozen ground means that the tractors tyres doesn’t churn the soil into deep ruts and the freeze thaw action will help breakdown the muck.) But if you really want to know all the facts about muck spreading physics…..
‘centrifugal spreading is a very important step in precision agriculture.’
We’re in that odd no man’s land between Christmas and New Year, who and what is and isn’t working is all a bit of a mystery, the farmers are, because they always are (but the agricultural merchants were closed today when I went to buy some hen feed) The building and construction industries usually shut down for two weeks over Christmas and New Year, but uncharacteristically I’ve seen lots of builders busy at their work in the last couple of days, maybe they are just thankful with the financial climate as it is, to grab any work that’s around at the moment, a bird in the hand being worth two in the bush (but then builders merchants was closed when I went to buy two handles for the kitchen units)
But the butchers was open and venison is on the menu for tomorrow night.
Happy New Year, I’ll be back in 2009
(I’ve just re- read what I’ve written, this post is indeed aptly titled, it is a patchwork or a total mish mash of topics!)