Muddyboots

Follow the fortunes of Muddyboots & Family on their East Yorkshire farm which has changed from dairy farm to luxury ice cream manufacture

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

a few hours off


Several important things have happened in the past few days, bank holiday, animal movement restrictions lifted & the lads have returned from Leeds fest.

The holiday weekend was truly heaving. Everyone along this bit of coast has commented on the fact. People rushing to the seaside to take advantage of the sudden burst of summer. We were well and truly swamped by good humoured customers, l even manged to chat to some of them for longer than a minute, quite a feat l can tell you!

The lifting of the movement ban meant that we could at last releive home farm of the weaned baby heifers. 10 arrived to take up residence in their new quarters. The farm will be their home for the next 2 years, only leaving to calve down. Straw filled yards for the winter & pasture from spring until the first frosts of winter.

Then, finally the boys returned from the weekend rock concert held at Bramham Park near wetherby. That has meant that l have, at last, managed to have a few hours off & travel up to Scarborough Castle to deliver ice cream. Yes, how sad is that, time out & what do l do..... work!

The sea front was teaming with holiday makers, stuffing their faces with ices, kids riding the donkeys on the beach, children racing into the sea in their strange 'anti-sunburn suits', old folk staring down at the fishing boats in the harbour. Arh, the quintessential English seaside resort.

One thing l did do was take my camera & have manged at last to take a photo of Anne Bronte's grave [see right[. As you can see, the grave is maintained but at the bottom of the graveyard is a, wait for it, car park. Words fail me.

20 comments:

laurie said...

interesting--where, exactly, is anne bronte's grave? i remember going to haworth a few years back and seeing the parsonage and the graveyard that the brontes grew up next to. (and what a cheery view they had!) but i don't remember where any of them is buried.

muddyboots said...

anne bronte's grave can be found in st mary's churchyard, scarbourough, north yorkshire. it is over looked by the castle.

snailbeachshepherdess said...

so how did that car park manifest itself there?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It does seem a bit strange to have such a monumental grave neighbouring today's transport.

We have had a mad weekend of tourists here. Glad they all appreciate the sights so much of course but it ain't 'alf nice when we have the place to ourselves again!

Crystal xx

Gwen said...

Glad to see the moment ban has been lifted. Sad to see the bottom of Anne Bronte's graveyard is a car park. She's probably spinning in it.

mountainear said...

Always imagined a Bronte grave would be somewhere a little more remote and windswept. Scarborough can be quite an elemental place though when the weather comes in I suppose.

Faith said...

Well it is interesting. I didnt know she was buried there. I've been to Haworth and assumed they were all buried there I suppose. I don't prefer Anne's books. Emily's Wuthering Heights is my favourite.

Blossomcottage said...

My friend Mags and I went to Scarbourough and Whitby last year we had the most lovely time really enjoyed it.
Blossom

ChrisH said...

Oh poor Anne, good job she doesn't know she's a stone's throw away from a car park.

On the tourist front it already seems quieter here - although I did go shopping at crack of doom in order to get a parking space ( must look round the edge of the car park... you never know who might be resting there).

KittyB said...

Went to Helmsley, went to Perns, blummin' closed - blummin' bank holiday, innit? Darnit.

Tattie Weasle said...

Always loved Scarborough - used to go their for a treat whern I was little - up Sutton Bank and down the vale of Pickering and into Scarborough and the sea side but stragely enough we used to swim in the Lido....

IrishEyes said...

You learn something new every day, this has opened my eyes. I, like others, had assumed her grave would be in a "quiet country churchyard", not with transport at the bottom of it.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

An "anti sunburn suit"? The mind boggles! You mean a monk's habit with hood? That's what my Auntie Sunburn always wore. Funny name for a woman dontcha think?

Posie Rosie said...

You survived the ban holiday mayhem, oggd for you. Loved the photos, carpark in grave yard, surely not an official car park?!
Glad the ban is lifted...back to farming then....

@themill said...

Relief all round about the lifting of the ban - if only the wheat would ripen. At least we've still got some left which is more than the poor people who were flooded. Wanted to send you an email, but haven't got your address, but just to say 'Well said' yesterday.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Ah, but at least you managed some time off. Even if you were driving, you had some 'head space' and it was all you...I bet it was bliss!
Pigx

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Berlimey - is it always a car park or just for the busy time.

Very much the end of the summer now . . .love it.

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