The Old Farmer is out and about early. Today he's in a red check shirt and shiny blue track suit bottoms. Open toed sandals complete his wardrobe. A morning for changing the oil in his lawn tractor. To do this the venerable Mercedes has to be reversed out of the garage so that the tractor can be retrieved. All of this takes rather longer than one might expect. The oil can is too heavy for him to hold so a half litre Evian bottle is found. Oil is poured into it so that he can work away at his own pace. When you're 90 there is a comfort in undertaking familiar old routines.
The flags are still out on the war memorial. They have now been up for three weeks. Will they still be there after a month ?
This mornings croissant is exactly what it appears to be. Soft and gooey. 5/10. Sophie gets not only the curly ends but also a bit from the centre. Humans may be disdainful of gooey croissant but PONettes adore the texture. She makes a Hannibal Lector snort of delight not once, but twice. In PONs this is a sure sign of joy overload.
The sunflower field next to The Rickety Old Farmhouse alive with bees. Is the lime tree on the village green or the sunflower field noisier ? I'd still go for the lime tree. The sound is more concentrated. On closer examination the sunflowers seem to have an avaerage of two bees per flower. Scale that up and there must be at least 100,000 bees at work here .,,, maybe more.
Sophie is in fine fettle. Gooey croissant and a headlong charge through the sunflower fields. What better way for a girl to start her day ?
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