Ollie had to go to the Vet again today. Yet more treatment for the ongoing ear infections that just won’t seem to go away. As usual, he was very well-behaved, so I thought I would give him a longer walk, and go somewhere different. All the photos are large files, and can be clicked on for detail.
Crossing into Mill Lane, and taking the path through the fruit farm fields, we headed out in the direction of Gingerbread Corner, in warm afternoon sun. The fields have all been harvested, and only the plums await ripening and picking. We circled the edge of the wheat fields, all just stubble now, and used the small gap in the hedgerow to access the main road. Taking the shady path behind Gingerbread Cottages, we soon came to the old abandoned farm.
The story is that the farm belonged to two elderly brothers. When they were approached by some builders wanting to erect new homes on their land, they did a deal. This involved them getting the first two bungalows included in the price. They moved in next door to each other, and abandoned the farm to nature. As far as I know they still own it, and the land that is left around it. When I first moved here, you could see all of the old farmhouse, and even look through the windows. It didn’t take long for nature to reclaim the building though.