Early morning, a deep red sunrise heralds rain today, but the 'chink' of the blackbirds say it is getting lighter earlier. Also the owl's screech outside the window, heralds a night time bird going home to sleep and the crows are already arguing noisily in the copse.
There was about 16 people at the meeting, which was not too bad for a political get together. The greater majority older females, a bit like me. A few husbands and then a younger farmer. We had been going to discuss GP ideas on farming.
Well he definitely put us straight about all things to do with farming. From dogs chasing sheep, and the poor Labrador that almost got its head trampled in by an over protective cow, to his contempt for 'CountryFile' and Adam Henson standing in front of his very expensive machinery. The production of carrots came up, he had rented some land to another farmer for their production for a supermarket. How the carrots are needed for a precise date from the supermarkets, someone came up with the fact they bought 'pony' carrots from our farm shop. These are large, probably 20 kilos bags, sold for horses I was surprised the couple managed to get through them, surely they needed clamping in the earth.
He said he had not anything to contribute on Brexit, not knowing what is going to happen in the future, but said the argument for helping the smaller farms had to be taken into consideration. Another fact he told us, don't ever buy a Jersey bull. Lovely up to 18 months but after that the devil in a pretty skin, should be sent to an abattoir.
Looking at these people I am not sure where the Green party is going in this area, local people do not seem interested but the incomer is over represented it seems, with too much emphasis on charities, though of course the British charities are easily influenced by government.