pear tree log: I started this blog to keep my younger son, Jonny, in touch with life in Lincolnshire, while he spent a year working in China. That year turned into five! Now he is home and training to become a physics teacher. This is simply a patchwork quilt of some of the things I enjoy - life in rural Lincolnshire, our animals, friends, architecture, books, the gardens, and things of passing interest.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


I woke early this morning and found that during the night  low level ribbons of mist had formed over the field, which really enhanced the lovely magical feeling that early mornings hold for me.  I fed the cats on the low wall outside the utility room and watched as the sun began to rise over the old railway line.  Pip and Toby were patient enough for a few minutes but then they reminded me that they needed their breakfast - quickly.

Today was Louth Farmers Market Day so I made a quick trip to buy quality local food. It was really strange to buy in relatively small quantities for just George and I.  I am so used to getting a 'shipping order'.

Jonny, this is Pip getting up to a bit of a run earlier this afternoon ...

...not a great photo but seconds later she was head down and rolling on a dead rat.  Lovely girl.

Lunch was delicious and very simple - Lincolnshire Poacher cheese, artisan bread, home grown tomatoes, home made chutney ... and because you are not home, cucumber!! 

Your Pa wanted to do the dreaded aerial/signal strength re-adjustment for the television - horror of horrors.  I agreed, but said he could only have ten minutes to do it (why didn't we do that last time Jonny?) it worked - and he only took seven minutes.

I spent a little time working on some sewing,

while George worked in the wood for while, coppicing some badly neglected hazel.  
Young Harry came across with two cupcakes, which he had helped to make and decorate.  Naturally we had to eat them, so that means I have to do a bit of extra running tonight!

Hope all is going well in Shanghai; it was lovely to talk to you yesterday!



  1. hope you dont mind me commenting when the post is so obviously directed towards young Jonny but I love your writing and looking into your world across the way there... love that Pip went rolling on a dead rat... that's Holly's trick!

  2. Dom, I don't mind at all - in fact I am honoured and delighted! We had to break out the tea tree oil to help remove the smell from Pip's neck. She was not too chuffed.


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