Walk With Me

“The hardest walk is walking alone, but it’s also the walk that makes you the strongest.” – Anon.

This Saturday the weekend challenge over on Weekly Prompts is Walkabout

Following the government instructions to ‘Stay at Home’ and my reluctance to mix with villagers coming up here for exercise, my walks across the lane during lockdown have been few and far between.  This week, however, I took my chances, and nipped across to visit the new foals.

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Apologies – They were far back in the field so not the clearest of images 

Rolling the fields 2

A little further down the lane one of the farmhands was rolling the rich grass, this field along with two others will be cut for hay next month.

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I paused awhile to take in the view.

Last weekend I took a stroll across the fields nearest to the house, but the heavy rainfall during the winter months that caused the fields to become bogged down, also caused deep hoofprints and after they became hard and dry, taking a walk on my farm was hazardous.

Hoofprints

Recently a farmhand twisted his ankle, and the other day I lost my footing and fell over.

Rolling My fields MayHurray, since last weekend not only have the fields over the lane been rolled but the ones over this side too, making walking over the fields much easier!

Woodland 1

On the western edge of one of my  fields is a wooded area.

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It’s a very peaceful spot and at this time of year the woodland is particularly pretty, and as the daffodils die off, bluebells and other wildflowers take their place. 

Walk With Me Part 2 will follow later in the week.

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Weekend Challenge Walkabout from Weekly Prompts

http://weeklyprompts.com/2020/05/09/weekend-challenge-walkabout

48 thoughts on “Walk With Me

  1. blindzanygirl

    How beautiful Sue. I envy you. I spent a lot of my time on my grandparents’ farm and am a country person stuck in a town 😒 It’s lovely to read this though.😊

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  2. Your views are beautiful and healing, Sue! Thank you for letting us walk with you via your photos! 🙂

    I like that we’ve lived rural the past 13 years. We don’t have to walk far (just a block or two away) to see horses, cows, bulls, fields, etc. And, of course, all the creatures like frogs, bunnies, birds, etc, that visit us on our property! 🙂

    OhGosh! Be safe as you navigate those hoofprint-prints!
    Years ago I fell because of a gopher hole in the ground. But I survived. 😉

    Oh! The new foals get me all joy-teary-eyed! So sweet! 🙂

    Keep walking as you can. But, keep being safe, too.
    Ha! That’s like saying to a teenager, “Be careful, but have fun!” 😉

    If we promise to be good, will you let us walk with you again soon?! 😉 😀
    (((HUGS))) ❤ 🙂

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  3. Thank you for the stroll around your paddocks Sue, I enjoyed the outing…. I’ve been basically stuck at home today….it’s been cold and wet, although I did manage to get my walk in, between the heavy showers and hailstones….

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      1. I don’t let the bad weather become an excuse…. I treat my outing as an adventure against the elements, and soak up what nature has for me, to experience and enjoy

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  4. Murphy's Law

    Sue, I would have lingered to enjoy that view too. But holy cow, no pun intended, those really are deep hoof prints. Glad you didn’t hurt anything save your pride when you took that tumble! 🤗

    I love bluebells. So dainty and delicate. They grew abundantly when I was a kid, but I don’t see them any more. Like violets, one of my favorite flowers, although my grandmother said they were weeds, I don’t see them anymore either.

    Hope you increase your touring your amazing property, keeping your camera with you at all times. I was delighted to see the foals!

    Continue what you’re doing to stay healthy and safe, and your family as well.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. I wonder what it is about bluebells that we all like so much, but I just love to see them.

      I agree they were very deep hoof holes. You had to look at your feet constantly.
      I think the next walk will be a copy of family photo walk.
      Thank you so much Ginger 🙂

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    1. A farmer rolls the land to flatten and level it, it aids weed control and breaks up clumps of earth and it helps to retain moisture. The grass doesn’t suffer and it soon shoots up again. Looking out over the land now you wouldn’t know it was rolled only a few days ago. It will grow stronger.
      Thank you for reading and for asking 🙂

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  5. My most favourite time of the year Sue. Missing a visit to bluebell woods which is what we like to do every year if we can. Never mind, we have to enjoy what we have.

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    1. It’s one of the things I like about spring, those gorgeous bluebells. I think it’s a reminder of childhood, back to a time where we were allowed to roam in woodland. Well, for me anyway. Thank you, Selina.

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    1. It was mid afternoon. We’d had rain for a couple of days just before.
      It was a warm breezy day when I took the photo midweek. I had different photos lined up so was delighted when I realised Richard was rolling!

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  6. I was going to ask about rolling, too, so glad that was addressed. What a gorgeous view and lovely woods you have. Anything that comes up every spring at the same time, is magical and a harbinger.

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  7. Tranature - quiet moments in nature

    What a beautiful place to walk Sue, it’s a true blessing to live somewhere peaceful at this time. The bluebells look gorgeous too xxx

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  8. The pictures of the whole farmland are so beautiful and healing ! Much needed peace can be found in those woods I’m sure. Though I’m not sure what bluebells are – I need to lookup what they are called here. And I’ll ! 😊

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      1. Thank you so much! I just looked up in the internet. It seems like this is not found here naturally. So it’s totally new flower to me! 😊

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