The rain is here, fortunately it seems to arrive in the afternoon and evening so I am not getting wet on my morning walks with the dog. On Wednesday the sheep decided that they would like to join us, I spent a lot of time trying to shake them off as we needed to go on the road, eventually we went through a gate which they could not get under or a hedge that they could not get over. They did however wait for us to come back.
This morning I walked to Lanyon Quoit https://www.britainexpress.com/counties/cornwall/ancient/lanyon-quoit.htm which took just over 20 minutes via our fields, the road and a public footpath. From there the dog and and I walked to Men An Tol https://www.cornwalls.co.uk/history/sites/men_an_tol.htm , from Lanyon it was 30 minutes along the road and up the track (which took about 15 minutes of the 30), a note to parents with younger children, it is a lovely walk up the track (car park is on the side of the road) and you can walk onto the moor after Men An Tol. I was tempted to not go up the track but to go left and end up at Chun Castle https://www.cornwalls.co.uk/history/sites/chun_castle.htm but as it is a longer walk I decided this wasfor another day. After Men An Tol I walked to the Nine Maidens stone circle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boskednan_stone_circle and then back to Greenburrows (Ding Dong Mine) http://www.cornwallinfocus.co.uk/mining/dingdong.php , it was then that I realised that I had seen 3 ancient sites and some old mine workings in less than 2 hours, the history in this area is incredible.
Adrian , Daniel and Alex are still catching up on jobs and last week our heifers (young cows) were freeze branded, which means that they now have numbers on their bum as they are either in, or are ready to go in the herd – it is easier to identify them with their own numbers. Time is short during the day as there are only a few hours spare in the day after the animals have been milked, fed and bedded and before afternoon milking. Some farms have turned their cows out, some because they are short of food and others because of the mild weather. However, we tend to keep ours cows in a little longer as Adrian is concerned that the cows fertility will be affected if they are turned out to early.
The list of things to do for the campsite seems to grow on a daily basis and no sooner an item is ticked off the list then another one goes on it. I am looking forward to having my office cleared of items that belong to the campsite.
I will leave you with a quote about the weather, this one is by John Ruskin - Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating: there really is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
Love from Cornwall X