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Country Matters [Dec. 2nd, 2013|11:05 am]
Tony Grist
Lee's field- the one that abuts our lower field- is suddenly full of sheep. They moved in the day before yesterday- when I was tending my bonfire. Whenever I glimpse them I think of a poem by Walter de la Mare in which he sees what he thinks is a flock of sheep and then does a double take and realizes that they're actually sarsens. Sheep are very like stones- especially when they're all fleeced up for winter.

Our apples are holding up. We have them stored in the garage where it's dark- and at this time of year- cold. I just fetched a bunch in to make apple sauce.

There are still leaves on some of the trees. The seasons are running late this year.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2013-12-02 12:51 pm (UTC)
It is still pretty mild down this way
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-12-02 10:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is.
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[User Picture]From: steepholm
2013-12-02 03:09 pm (UTC)
Sheep are very like stones

I think that standing stones are sometimes called "grey wethers", in fact?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-12-02 10:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes indeed! I knew that but had forgotten. Thank you for the reminder.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2013-12-03 12:51 pm (UTC)
Could you borrow Lee's sheep to clear your field of the stuff that's growing up?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-12-03 05:14 pm (UTC)
We'd have to have our fences fixed first.
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