Well my fear of a drought is over.
Sheep Shearing is always a good job done with the ewes looking relieved and the younger lambs sometimes confused as there is no 'wool over their eyes' when going to suckle. They are thriving well now that the rain has boosted the growth.
Our Rogation service at the farm was not supported as well this year,yet those who came seemed to enjoy the social part over the usual cream tea. I had hoped this column would bring a few worshippers out to socialise and appreciate the countryside which we live in.
That's not all of my bit from the 'PULPIT' as we need to remember those that are busy along the country roads during the Grass and Grain harvest coming soon.
Yes, I know , they are overpowering at times but with contractors doing more and more of the work they do need your patience and understanding.
Our countryside here in the South Hams is very beautiful and God's creation is backed up by good farming.
I have found over the years that the satisfaction of breeding, rearing and life saving of animals alongside germination of seed is a very rewarding experience and if dedicated a good living can be had.
Many of our predecessors have left the land for better pastures.
There has to be a reason.
I can only guess the answer.