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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Muckspreader Once, Muckspreader Twice

My return to the Arkleby boheme has been immeasurably softened by the sudden appearance of Cumbria at its early spring finest: warm sunshine and hazy light between the Solway and the mountains, as if the heat and thunder of high summer are imminent. But this is a new start, not a return. Though some things remain unchanged: I have just looked out across the fields and seen Sheep-Fighting Man's muckspreader sail merrily past my windows, flinging lumps of ordure high in the air.
Gee but it's great to be back home . . .

4 Comments:

Anonymous Eleanor said...

Surely the "little beast" is bound to appear soon as well!

27/3/07 7:21 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Eleanor, the Small Beast-66 is indeed cavorting in the fields outside my window as I write this . . .

28/3/07 9:52 am  
Anonymous dr john said...

Muckspreading on Bank Holiday weekends is compulsory for all Cumbrian farmers, particularly on fields adjoining holiday property. He must be getting some training in.

28/3/07 4:14 pm  
Anonymous Eleanor said...

baaa baaaa

1/4/07 2:48 am  

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