At last we have sunshine and it feels as though summer has arrived. There are vases of flowers through the house, the windows are flung open, Morris the fox terrier lies flat out on the stone floor and a jug of pink lemonade sits in the fridge for cooling drink breaks.
The contractors have been in to cut the hay; a fairly quick job with this front and rear mounted mower. The hay has been turned once and will be turned again this afternoon and so long as the weather forecast is correct it should be ready to bale tomorrow.
At the weekend I helped Beth at a local food festival selling her Fruit Gin where it was interesting to experience a food hall from the other side of the counter. I loved talking with customers, explaining the process and getting their feedback (including lots of alternative flavours from people who do the same thing at home) but I wasn’t very keen on the people who were just there to grab every free sample on offer, with no intention of buying. And you wouldn’t believe how many people don’t say please. Am I sounding like a grumpy old woman? Oh dear. In my defence, it was a long day and of course most people were smiley and friendly.
In my lunch break I took a little tour around the other stalls. How could anyone resist buying an ice-cream from Jane Hadley’s van? Obviously, I couldn’t. It was delicious.