Sunday, 10 May 2009

Day out

We spent today out at a nearby estate village just over the vale from us. This was out fourth visit there, and it's a lovely, gentle, country -oriented day out. Although we are lucky enough to live int he country, surrounded by these things all of the time, it's lovely to be able to go to an event such as this and talk to real craftsmen and women keeping traditional crafts alive, showing animals (lots of babies at this time of year), local food, etc. One of the hihglihts of our visit is always the hour long tractor and trailer ride around the estate, where from the ridge you can see way over the Blackmore Vale, then journey down and back to the show site through a bluebell wood. Magical today, with warm sunshine, dappled shade, bluebells and stitchwort, trees unfurling their leaves, pheasants and buzzards. There are kites up there, but they weren't to be seen today.

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