January 13th, 2015


Caring For Livestock

Get up in the semi-dark, see to the animals (empty cat tray, clear up cat sick, feed cat, feed birds) and only then have breakfast. This, I tell myself, is what farmers do.

We've been keeping Marlowe in the kitchen overnight but the kitchen has a stable door and you can't lock the top half. Last night he pushed it open and jumped through- and I met him wandering through the house in the early hours. This morning we're going to go into Paddock Wood and buy a bolt.

On The Brink

We drove through Matfield this morning and the village pond is almost full. If there's any more rain- and we're supposed to be getting a lot over the latter part of the week- we'll have flooding- just as we did last year.