This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/11/17/a-knights-tale-66-horse-and-dolphin-yard/
Jackie continued with the garden refuse incineration and after lunch
we emptied the last of the compost bags’ twiggy bits onto the middle bin to let them dry out before finally burning them; then carried half a dozen of the now empty bags to leave them at our free horse manure source in South Sway Lane. The yellow plank on the compost bin was the wonky mantelpiece we replaced soon after we arrived seven years ago.
Opposite the horse field in the lane a young copper beech was lit by the low sun.
We popped into Kitchen Makers where we delivered Richard’s jacket that he had left behind yesterday, then continued into the forest.
A bush of holly berries nodded to a tree draped with poppies of remembrance in Church Lane.
As we left Brockenhurst a silhouetted pony ambled across the road. Jackie parked on a patch of gravel beside the speed limit sign while I photographed
this animal and its companions against the still lowering sun.
Mushrooms grew on the verges of Sandy Down.
Wintery sunset signalled its approach from behind trees at Norley Wood.
This evening we dined on slow roasted belly of pork with crunchy crackling and Bramley apple sauce; crisp roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding; tender runner beans; firm Brussels sprouts; crunchy carrots, and tasty gravy, with which Jackie drank more of the Chardonnay, and I drank Azinhaga de Ouro 2019.