Getting away from heavy news overload this weekend, though not too far away, I managed to see and to find some curious and interesting sights that indicate difficult times long past; quiet working times in the present and a flight of fancy. My own feet were tucked into my boots, which were stepping firmly into the squidgy ground underneath.
Here, you see a dilapidated, wooden threshing machine in a grain store, which was attached to a very old abandoned and ruined farm house. Such a machine, if cared for could be in an agricultural museum today. I do know someone who actually uses one, although, I think that one would be a slightly younger model of the same design, with modifications.
Farm labourers and their families would have left these abutted farmhouses about the late 1800’s perhaps the turn of the 1900’s. Times could be hard for people working on the land.
Today, another industry, a quiet and almost sleeping quarry. Signs of chippings, men’s unfinished labour left resting, for now……….
A large flight of geese,in typical ‘Vee’ formation, probably looking for their lunch.
….And with their sets of feet firmly in the mire, curious but timid ladies
Who were, by all appearances, ladies in waiting.
Everything tells a tale.