Friday, 30 July 2010

The Top Field

It is reassuring to know that
the lush folds of hills and valleys
and the rivulets of hedges
will be exactly the same today
as they were last year
and the year before that.


  1. AnonymousJuly 30, 2010

    It is a wonder, is it not?...and a comfort and a blessing.
    Thank you, ellen k.

  2. I just want to spread out a picnic rug and sit with you and talk the day away in that top field.

  3. So beautiful to look at!

  4. Look at that green grass - I'd forgotten how wonderful it looks (it's a sea of brown patchy stubble round here).

  5. This in fact is not "the top field" but is in fact what we now call the horse field.It, together with the adjacent strip field which is now the vineyard/orchard, were know in the deeds as The Horse Lease.
    These together with the fields known as The Holloway and The Rutt were first recorded in a will dated in 1690 and formed part of Haynes Tenement. By marriage this became part of the present holding and was almost certainly the reason the previous owners family became established here in the eighteenth century. Many of the stone walls built then still stand today as field boundaries so you are right things are much the same as they always were and hopefully will be for many years to come.

  6. Reassuring isn't it - governments and recessions can come and go but the hills hardly notice.

  7. I love those newly shorn sheep....imagine all that yummy wool :-)


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