Meanwhile I have had a little time for reflection. Just over a week ago I attended the thanksgiving service for a friend who had sadly died. She was a naturally cheerful lady who always had a smile on her face and sadly was taken in her late 60s. The service reflected her exuberant personality including rousing hymns. It was one of these " One more step along the world I go" that got me thinking and made me reflect on Sian's Memorandum Monday. The refrain certainly reflects the idea of looking towards new ideas and actions. "And it's from the old I travel to the new"
This theme is reflected in the way things move forward on the farm. The combine harvester arrived ready for action and has made a start on the barley. It would have started in the morning but rain overnight delayed proceedings for a while. Seeing the modern combine made me reflect how things move on.
When we visited the Royal Cornwall Show we saw an old thresher in action.
My husband said that there had been one like this on our farm way before his time and the remains had been disposed of many years ago. The days of steam powered farm machinery in particular is long gone.
Nowadays the combine harvester that not only threshes but cuts as well is a massive slick machine that makes short work of the task.
I didn't get out in time to see the combine in action but they will be back tomorrow to finish the job.
It's interesting to look back and not to forget but equally important to look forwards to the new.