Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Neither asked for nor received.
This morning the PONs find a hedgehog in the garden. The hedgehog is either early in rising or late in retiring. Sophie howls. Bob tries to pick it up in his jaws.
Angus puts on a pair of thick gardening gloves, picks up the hedgehog, places him in a brown cardboard box , carries the box into the wheat field and lets him go. From the other side of the fence Bob follows my actions in stoic silence. Sophie lets the village know what's happening.
Finally ( oh how easily that word is written ) the PONs are loaded in the back of the car.
Bob sits on the right which enables Sophie to take her rightful position on the left.
This morning we head off to the strawberry farm. Bob and Sophie like going to the strawberry farm. It's not that they like strawberries but the farmer always takes the time to talk to them.
We pay for four punnets. We get given a fifth of 'ugly' berries. " Can't sell them looking like that but they taste the best " I'm told.
The Belgian lady is having a breeze block wall built along the lane facing the horse farm. The latest escalation in the long simmering feud between neighbours. Two men are busy with a cement mixer laying foundations. I'm quite sure she hasn't asked for, or received, planning permission.