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So, today we went for a fairly long amble through the countryside and I stopped to take photographs, along the way, to remember this special weekend by.
He kept up very well despite being somewhat deaf and with restricted eyesight, although a couple of times he did get turned around and started heading back to the car.
The bramble bushes are quite heavily laden with blackberries but it will be a few weeks yet until they are ripe enough to pick, making bramble jelly is a lovely way to spend an afternoon in the kitchen.
The maize which around here is grown as cattle fodder will be harvested soon, many of the fields around our house have already been done.
In the corner of the maize field I spotted an abandoned piece of ancient farm equipment rusting and moldering away quietly.
Hunting season is in full swing and we encountered a group during the walk, without mishap.
When we arrived home I was surprised to see another group stalking the field next door where the cows graze, shortly afterwards whilst preparing lunch I heard a single shot which seemed to come from field behind the house.
Not sure who was in the group and I thought the field had a sign like the one pictured below, but maybe they had permission from our neighbour to be in there?
|Private - no hunting|
It's always a good feeling to know that Fleur is on guard on days like these!
Joining Mary @ thelittleredhouse for Mosaic Monday after many months of being awol
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