Muddyboots

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

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

september..dog days

Summer is over. The schools have gone back today, all those badly parked cars jammed outside the village schools gates again. Peace returns at last. The peace it would seem is in the form of an Indian summer, blue skies, wispy, high cirrus cloud, swirling & swooping swifts, the new seasons babies practicing their acrobatics before their long journey south for the winter. Skeins of geese are busy circling stubble fields in search of spilled grain.

Here, the land has returned to the brown earth of the ploughed & rotavated fields, waiting for the break crop of oil seed rape to be sown. Areas of grassland flooded in the june floods have now been re-seeded & it will be interesting to see if these new lays flourish with the addition of the nutrients from the flood water.

The ice cream parlour, after a more than hectic august, is now settling down to a more leisurely pace. August was certainly manic & as a rough guide, has been our busiest ever. All our visitors have been in excellent form, not a cross word, grumble or complaint. It has almost been as though with the weather being so crap in June & July, then with August being of a marked improvement, nothing was going to get in the way of their days out, so bring out the ice cream!

The farm walk has been enjoyed by old a young. Withow gap has been dammed & bridged by young construction engineers whilst the more imaginative have been making pebble boats & castles. Talking about castles we had one little boy come in with a vivid scar across his forehead. His day was made when one of the lads commented that 'he was a real wizard'!

14 comments:

ChrisH said...

Glad that the August visitors behaved themselves - and ate lots of ice cream. Perhpas you'll have a bit of time to yourself now (!).

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

sounds so peaceful, ploughing and cutting back is in full swing here, even I am out cutting teh grass, note I do not say lawn...if I had a bailer and a herd of cows I'd be made for winter feed its so ruddy long!!

sally's chateau said...

oh Muddy, could so do with a walk on that beach followed by one of your ice creams !

muddyboots said...

the cowpat is in the freezer for you sally!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It always seems a little strange at this time of year, reflection on the holidays and looking forward to a new term. My favourite time of year if Christmas so this is when I start thinking about it. Sad, I know!

Crystal xx

Faith said...

I cling on to summer as long as I can - so I'll have an icecream please!

Pondside said...

So glad to hear that you had a good August. It seems that all we need is the bad weather-reminder to make us appreciate the lovely weather - and it sounds as though it made your tourists better-behaved!
Your photos are beautiful.

lampworkbeader said...

I popped into your icecream parlour in August and was very impressed both with place and product. Liked the walk to the beach too. We were just passing on our way to Scotland.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Oh gosh I had almost forgotten the school run - I can miss it completely if I don't go into the village around 9.00 and 3.00. Yes it is all change time . . . especially for those of us with tourist led businesses and for those with young children.

Brilliant that you have had a good season.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Yes those awful floods seem long gone now don't they? Wonder where you will be holidaying on the ice cream profits... May I suggest Raspberry Ripple in Texas? (I just made up that town).

Suffolkmum said...

I love late summer/early autumn. Glad you had a good August. I too could do with a long walk across a beach and then a nice ice-cream - mind you I was doing that all last week, as the punds i've piled on will tell, but I bet the ice-creams weren't as good as yours.

Posie Rosie said...

Sounds lovely, and almost like you are ready for autumn.
Save us all some ice cream, I love Mackies which I expect is the nearest you would get round here to real dairy ice cream,almost straight from the cows!

laurie said...

ah, my favorite time of year.
and ice cream is good all year-round.

The Country Craft Angel said...

Just catching up on your blogs. I do like your succinct style! Makes it so much easier to catch up after a week away!

So pleased you have had such a good August...well deserved...
Don't suppose you will quite be able to put your feet up yet!...

warm wishes
x

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