How does he do it?? Amazingly Philip organised this week’s Walking Well Walk around Dinefwr in the dry …again! All week we have endured rain and gusty winds and today’s forecast was none too good -that is until we all met up with Philip at Home Farm, Dinefwr in Llandeilo and the sun came out and shone brightly to greet us all!
We set off at a steady pace and came to the winter quarters of the white cattle, who had just been fed their breakfast and all seemed very happy. Across the fields we could see the rest of the herd in a field. These were the youngsters and there isn’t enough room for them in the winter quarters so they have to stay out in the open. Seems a bit unfair when Christmas time usually means there is a home in a stable somewhere for them!
We followed the path through the woods but there was no sign of the deer.
Passing Newton House we noticed the ‘turrets’. Apparently the National Trust has replaced them after they had been removed years before….I like them!
Slowly but surely the fairies and elves that reside in Dinefwr seem to be growing in numbers and their homes are becoming more prominent and numerous. Elf and safety inspectors are watching the situation carefully!
Outside Newton House there’s a new member of the staff and she looked magnificent in her willowy way.
Our circular walk continued …in a circle! We walked through the fields with views of the distant castle and followed the path down to the water meadows.
We were accompanied as usual on our walks by some very friendly dogs, who are always welcome at Dinefwr when kept on leads. Their owners are very pleasant too!
Set by the church wall is a well used watering place for all the animals and views over the fields can see why they are called the ‘water meadows’ .
Our walk took us past the beautiful church which needs lots of care and renovation work…let’s hope it gets all the support it needs.
Spotted by my friend in the corner of the graveyard was this amazingly beautiful tree in full blossom… which season is it?!
After crossing the newly built bridge which replaced the old one we crossed the fields back to Home Farm.
The weather gods congratulated us all by adding a beautiful rainbow in the sky to end our walk…thank you Philip !
Earlier in the week I visited Picton Castle, near Haverfordwest for a day out with the gardening group. Sadly, the weather gods weren’t with us…(where were you Philip?)… and on arrival at Picton we were informed that no-one was allowed in the gardens due to the wind and danger of falling branches! However, we were booked in for a tour of the castle, which was all decked out in lovely Christmas decorations reflecting the theme of ‘The Nutcracker’.
After the tour we enjoyed a tasty lunch before we left for home…earlier than anticipated!
Back home the birds continue to enjoy all their meals and the sheep continue to enjoy eating all the grass!
Very noticeable this year is the large amount of Christmas events going on locally. It’s very hard to support them all but do you know…I’m going to give it a try!! Enjoy the fun!