One of our most favourite shops, Macknade Fine Foods in Faversham, needed to have some fresh hops for their festival display and so I called in to our friends at Syndale Farm to collect some especially for them. We had special permission from the Hop Daemon to cut a bine early!!
The hop gardens looked glorious in the sunshine:
And down it came. Must admit that my little van smelt absolutely wonderful for the short journey to Macknade!
As a couple of our boys may be going off on a 'working' holiday soon, I needed to get some pictures of them to send to their prospective foster parents. I managed to get David out of a tractor long enough to snap a few photos for me .. Not my best side, but I am only in the picture so you can see the size of the chaps. Big aren't they?!
Here's Navajo looking magnificent:
Meanwhile, back in the barn, the milkers were hard at work:
No, not dead goats. Just exceedingly lazy goats. Having emptied the hay rack, Coral and Dumdum decided that it would make a very comfy bed.
This is what we have to contend with at milking time - try getting these two to come in for milking! Note the slightly open eyes and disdainful stare - 'do I really have to get up??'