The Clerk in the Country

Thursday 6th August 2020

Waiting …

August, and the countryside here is waiting.  Farmers watch their fields, check weather forecasts and keep an eye on their neighbours.  Combines have been serviced and grain stores cleaned.  “By the end of the week if it stays dry …”  “Another couple of days like this …”  “Might give it a go tomorrow …”

At 4 o’clock this afternoon I spotted my first combine of the year moving ponderously through the village.  Harvest has begun!