The roar of an engine and the scent of diesel fumes signal it's time to shut the windows and close the shutters.
The farmer arrives in the field across the lane with a combine harvester, a tractor and a white van. The white van has a sign on the roof saying Convoi Agricole.
The combine cuts the wheat. A baler picks up the straw and bundles it. Another truck comes and takes the bales away. A truck takes the grain to the silo.
The ensemble is joined by a green tractor which scours the field.
By nightfall the farmer and his team have gone. All manner of finches arrive to glean what's left. They chatter happily away until it's dark.
Some of the bales are stacked and turned into a straw castle to advertise a local fete.
It is suggested that the PONs stay indoors to avoid the noise and dust. This suggestion is ignored. They sit on their wooden table and 'oversee'.
It's been a great day for barking at farmers, tractors and combines. In fact it's probably been the most exciting day ever. Today's going to be even better.