Busy Bee

SONY DSC” It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The Bee is praised – The mosquito is swatted.~ Unknown

The midweek word prompt over on Weekly Prompts, the site I share with my partner GC. is Busy.

And Busy is what I’ve become, especially during Gerry’s temporary absence from Weekly Prompts; I’ve also written more often here on my blog.

Unfortunately, I have a tendency to immerse myself into the projects I take on, almost to the point of obsession; therefore, I attempt to keep that in check when working with WordPress and try not to publish more than a couple times a week. Lately, however, I seem to have had rather a lot to say.

The Bovine Nursery has also been eventful, with the arrival of two cows and their new calves, and that has kept the camera busier than usual, not to mention the handler who is always on the look out for photographic opportunities!


Arrival of a new baby


Thirsty work being a calf


Another new one makes a friend

It’s been a busy time socially too. A couple of weeks ago, I met up with my coffee group, and three days later, my son Joss and I dined in a converted mill on the banks of the River Wharfe that was simply named The Mill.

Buon Apps Otley

Buon Apps -River Wharfe Otley

a few days later with my eldest daughter, Victoria, I moved a mile or so downstream where we lunched at the newly opened Bon Apps restaurant.

My late husband used to belong to the local Flying Club, and many years ago he gained his pilot’s licence here. To keep up his flying hours he would occasionally take me on little joy rides, so the other day, feeling a little nostalgic, youngest daughter Sophie and I decided to drive over to the Club, have lunch, and watch some of the smaller planes.

The Flying Club

We chose the wrong day to do this; it was a grey, drizzly day, and apart from a couple of arrivals, there wasn’t much happening, our relaxed chatty lunch more than made up for the weather.

© SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Word Prompt Busy from Weekly Prompts

33 thoughts on “Busy Bee

  1. Murphy's Law

    You are quite the busy bee indeed! And that’s probably a good thing because I get the feeling you get real antsy if you’re not involved in a project! 🤗

    I am a sucker for cows, farm animals period, but that third photo of those two beauties nuzzling wins the blue ribbon! So glad your camera is always at the ready.

    Beautiful setting for a luncheon, and being with a loved one just sends it over the top.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. I get bored easily Ginger. The little brown calf was rubbing his face on the other one it was so sweet.
      Both restaurants were good but the Buon Apps one was love.y and most certainly the best,the food was amazing but it was one of the most expensive I’ve eaten at. Fortunately, this meal was a thank you lunch from my daughter. The first one was also a treat from my son. Thank you Ginger 🙂


  2. The calves are gorgeous, Sue, a few more for the bovine babysitter to look after! 😊 You have been busy wining & dining, & in great company too! It’s a pity it was such a miserable day at the airfield, but a great excuse to go back & share some happy memories, hope it’s soon! ☺️

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    1. The new calves make me realise how much the first three have grown they’re getting to the leggy stage! Two of the heifers in the herd were up here last year as calves so I’m hoping that this time next year when they’ve got their own calves Richard will bring them back here.

      Sophie and I both enjoy watching the planes take off and there’s also a decent view of the main airport from the club, but we timed it badly on this day because lunchtime is a quiet time here. We’ll plan our next visit for earlier in the morning, coffee time perhaps. Thank you Debbie.

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      1. It’s lovely that you get to see the calves grow, then become moms themselves, the great circle of life in action!
        We used to live quite close to Birmingham Airport, it always seemed to be all or nothing there, too! Hope your timing works better for you next time, Sue 🙂

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  3. Maureen Helen

    Lovely post, Sue. You have such delicious ways to keep busy, and I love your photos. Thanks for the weekly prompts and your responses. I appreciate the work that must be, and will, one day, respond.

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    1. Thank you so much Maureen, I appreciate your comments.
      By the way, yesterday I attempted to read your latest post ‘Casual Travel’ but the e-mail link directed me to the previous post!


  4. Best milk I ever drank was straight from the cow, just like that little bay calf is enjoying, Would you believe it was back in 1952? At a farm in Kynton Victoria, It was warm and thick and creamy you could almost eat it.

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    1. That sounds delicious. Never had it straight from the cow but if I had to choose I would say Jersey milk is my absolute favourite and full cream obviously. These days it’s usually semi skimmed!

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