Our river, the Adour,
all quite and gentle,
lazing her way through the last of the summer days....
...and our river beach,
which is soon to be taken away again
by men in machines.
But it will return as winter weather pushes water down the river,
the force of which plays with the stones on the river bed,
which will eventually make a new beach.
And the back of the house,
with Lester busy feeding the pigs....
..... and a little while later,
carrying on with getting the gates done in the new paddocks,
..... so that these hooligans can get out onto grass,
which they will hopefully dig the roots up of,
to make for us next year's veg patch.
...and Max having a strop about the noise Lester is making with his grinder..
Sometimes it is hard to think that just over six years ago we didn't have a roof, and we didn't have pigs, or any of the other animals, nor did we have a veg plot, nor fenced fields and paddocks.
Sometimes it is good to look back to see how far we have come...
The fenced areas in front of the house are the new paddocks which Lester is making the gates for,
the lighter green on the right is the Side Field,
and the lighter green towards the horizon on the left is the Home Field,
which is our main grazing area.