“The farmer is the only man in the economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.” – John F. Kennedy
This Saturday the Weekend Challenge over at Weekly Prompts, the site I share with my partner GC is The Watcher.
We asked our readers to become spies, curtain twitchers, be the ones who hide and peer out from behind the trees, or maybe the spy in the wild and share with us whatever they see.
As for my response, it’s all about the view.
These days my land is rented to a farming friend whose farm is nearby. Nonetheless, I still take great pleasure in observing the farming year, sitting upstairs at my computer desk, I probably spend as much time gawping out of the windows as I do staring at the computer screen.
I was up there watching when a couple of the farmhands erected a temporary fence to keep the animals out of the front fields, the fields that were earmarked for hay.
Occasionally when I’m up there, I zoom in further to spy on the four-legged neighbours. One neighbour doesn’t see the point in walking around the wall when it can climb up and walk along!
I was up there watching when the farmhands rounded up the sheep to take them away for ‘dipping’ and foot maintenance.The following day I was up there again and watched as they unloaded the newly dipped orange-tinged sheep!
Peeking out from my kitchen window awards me views of the garden visitors, but first, let me assure you that I did not hang this squirrel there as a warning to all the others! The comical youngster is quite distinguishable because apart from its wide-legged antics, it has an extra-long tail that is not at all bushy.
Now and again, I become a proper twitcher and spy on the birds.
And if I’m quick enough (which is rare) I can even capture a shot of the Red Kites as they fly overhead – what a wingspan!
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