Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Harvest home.

Today Speyside rests under a blanket of thick fog, although I have no complaint, as it's not raining!

Yesterday was the most perfect, sunny, clear, Autumn day, and the weather over the past weekend was pretty good too.

Full advantage was taken of the wonderful weather conditions, by getting out into the sand school on Monty, as well as heading out for a marvellous hack on Sunday afternoon. Fortunately, I remembered to take the camera with me on this occasion, and Emma managed to take some pics of the 'Power Pony', as he both stood and cantered across the newly cut stubble.

                                          Farmer Turnip,(me) on his cob.

                                          Can you feel the ground shake?

                                          Yep, earth tremor recorded in Aberdeenshire!

Combined harvesters have been running almost flat out over the past few days, to make up for time lost during the recent wet weather. Just a couple more days will see all the straw bales in and under cover. A great relief for all concerned.

Things in the workshop move on apace, with the carved Oak rocker being all but complete. As well as that, I have a red stag carving in Sycamore that needs just one more coat of polish before it too is finished, and in addition, I am about to commence carving a head and shoulder study of a Highland pony, in Cherry wood.

See what you think!

Sycamore stag carving. Can you see the tracks?

Oak rocker glued and cramped.

Regards from a grey Speyside,


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