17 September 2009

We Plough the Fields and Scatter

We plough the fields and scatter
The good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered
By God's almighty hand:
He sends the snow in winter,
The warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine,
And soft, refreshing rain.

A very modern looking tractor and plough working at Mattocks Farm
© Copyright Glyn Baker and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Yep, they are out ploughing today round the Back of Beyond, a true sign of Autumn. Not that the weather isn't changing much, it is still warmish though a lot cooler in the morning and the nights are drawing in fast with it being dark by around 8pm.

I like Autumn, generally, the lush gold colours of the turning leaves on the trees, the warming sunlight all gently ease you into the dark winter months ahead but this year I feel regrets at losing the Summer which once more was not the heatwave that was predicted but more like a few good days and then a few worse days...

I am sure when I was a child, summers were long sunny days full of hosepipe bans and dry dusty days.. this year was a mix of torrential downpours and colder days with the odd occasional hot day when it was so hot that doing anything until evening was unwise..

The garden is beginning to slow down and grow less quickly (though I wish the weeds would take the same stance as the plants lol) and it has become a tidying up project rather than a growing project... soon it will be time to let it sleep.


Hogday said...

Had a garden full of fallen maple leaves yesterday :(

Kathy G said...

Thanks for the snippet one of my favorite songs!

I was amazed (but happy) yesterday when I picked a dozen grape tomatoes, a slicing tomato, and a green pepper. Usually by this time of year the plants have stopped producing.