More and more restrictions are in the process of being eased so over the next month or two we are going to be able to go wherever we want (within reason)………but it was a different story last week.
Once we knew things had loosened up a ‘little’ bit and we weren’t going to be accosted and bombarded with questions by ‘friendly constables’ in fast cars about where were we going and was it an essential journey we took a little drive to Coldstream. Just 20 minutes up the road into the Valley to pick up some sprouts and other veg from Adams Farms .
Apart from going to the supermarket 5 minutes away I hadn’t been away from home for over nine weeks and was looking forward to being out on the open road – watching the land pass by – seeing other traffic (there’s a first!) seeing cattle and maybe some sheep – seeing other people – I was quite excited about it all. So what if it was raining…..so what if the farm yard would be muddy…..so what if only one of us could go into the little part of the packing shed where the ‘farm shop’ was. It was almost (well never having experienced it I assume it was) almost (in a very minor way) like being released from prison. Exhilarating yet a bit frightening.
Is there anything better (unless you’re growing your own) than vegetables straight out of the paddock. I grinned at the prices…..half those I’d noticed in the supermarket. Too bad I forgot my phone, was going to take some photos; and a bag to decant the sprouts from the plastic bags they pack them in. It was a straight there and back journey that had the feel of a day trip. Big smiles all round. The Golfer passes the farm on his way to the club and now he’s allowed to play, normal service will be resumed with him picking up from the farm shop just like before…..