One of the first I photographed was the village pound - I am pleased that it is still there. For those of you who don't know, the pound was a small walled area where any loose animals would be rounded up & placed & then the owner would have to pay a fine to reclaim them.
Nowadays there is a bench & information about the village in there.
There are always abandoned & derelict farm buildings crumbling away here & there - they must have been useful once.
We have lots of stone around here, therefore lots of stone walls around the houses & farms.
This big rock has a plaque which commemorated the planting of an oak tree for the Queen's Golden Jubilee & the little tree is doing very well 11 years on.
Of course almost everyone grows flowers & vegetables so there are always surplus plants to buy - the 'honesty boxes' always please me - it is so trusting.
Hay racks make excellent planters.
There is a lot of cow parsley around at the moment...or Queen Anne's Lace, which sounds so much more important! Our horses love eating it.
A very old milestone so we know how far it is to Wotton.
We are now just about coming to the turn into our lane & here is the old Ebenezer Chapel which was derelict when we came to live here but is now a pretty house.
On our lane now, a very well tended veggie garden (these neighbours almost always win lots of the vegetable categories at the annual flower show!)
No straying here - well behaved sheep & lambs.
Beautiful & wonderfully scented bluebells on the roadside.
The last stretch until we are home.
Mind the tractor & trailer - this one doesn't smell good at all - it is full of slurry for spreading on the fields - peg on nose!
Home at last - tulips on the doorstep....time for a cuppa?