We meet the local farmer walking his Sheltie. The farmer plans to cut down on his potato acreage this year. Due to the Ukraine war fertilizer costs have risen and prices have failed to keep pace. A lack of rainfall reduced his yields by 25%. He had 50 acres of potatoes last year. This year he'll cut it back to 15. The farmer also lets slip that the demand from artificial meat companies has collapsed.
The rugby season has started again. The Scottish team win against England. The farmer and Angus are both delighted ... and more than a little surprised. To celebrate Angus stops taking Codeine and reverts to Pomerol. Thanks to the wonder working power of three glasses of red wine he sleeps the sleep of the blessed. The back pain doesn't bother him in the slightest.
We say goodbye to the farmer and continue our tour of the village. Having cast a wary eye on village pig and the fast growing piglets Sophie and her companion head into town.
Sophie meets two well behaved young dogs. They soon tire of standing still and sprint down to the sea. Their owner is a young lady golfer who is off to Texas on a golfing scholarship for two years. Going from St Andrews to Waco to play golf sounds a bit like taking coals to Newcastle. I keep this thought to myself . Sophie looks after the golfers two dogs unsure whether to follow or to turn her attention to the group of runners that are heading down the beach towards her.
We try a fancy new cafe . Sophie gets a bowl of water and a biscuit.
Angus is told that a Jaffa Cake sponge has just come out of the kitchen. It's a bit early for something that sweet but what better way to finish off an extended dry January ?
Getting this mornings blog published has been a nightmare. Blogger is having one of its 'moments'. Anyone else having the same unexpected delete the post issues ?