This morning Paul and I set off for one of our regular cycle rides but when we got to the bottom of the hill we were met by a sign ‘route barrée’ - road closed. A quick discussion at the crossroads and we took a right turn through the forest. They have been felling a lot of trees this year so the track was well compacted by heavy machinery, not too many sandy patches to bring us down. Then we decided to take the farmyard route, a little used road that takes us right through the middle of a quintessential rustic farmyard. (I wrote about it in an earlier blog.)
|Farmyard Circus by Molly Brett|
This time Paul was going to record the experience using his smart phone video. The farm is situated on a steep hill so he had to ride precariously, braking with one hand and filming with the other. The ‘cast’ performed perfectly, geese, ducks, hens, cockerels, cats, dogs – they must have been rehearsing for days. It was mayhem. Unfortunately the smart phone wasn’t so smart and had turned itself off. Ah well, there’s always tomorrow.