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Although the rain has stopped, we are still enduring gale force winds. This involved us picking up branches and various other bits of debris.
Elizabeth came for the afternoon. After lunch Jackie drove us all to Hockey’s Farm at Ibsley, where the ladies enjoyed cream teas and I drank sparkling water.
At the farm, larger than average donkeys shared a field with the alpacas.
Part of the complex is an attractive thatched house,
by the side of which lie a pair of antique ploughshares.
Seated at one of the tables whilst her companion visited the café, a woman engaged in conversation with her dog.
The back door of the café looked out onto the scene.
Elizabeth photographed me at our table. Later we cropped it to produce an up-to-date WP profile picture.
A Milky Way of mushrooms outside Hyde
prompted Elizabeth later to photograph a puffball growing in the gravel of our Shady Path.
At Frogham, my sister was delighted to encounter her ‘first baby donkey’,
seen blackberrying with its mother.
Something was making the foal itch. Elizabeth created this image.
Back home we dined on Jackie’s perfect pasta arrabbiata with sugar snaps. Elizabeth and I finished the malbec, whilst Jackie drank Hoegaarden.
Afterwards, Elizabeth and I examined our photographs.
P.S. See Paol’s comment below for correct information on the old ploughs