Driving back through Norfolk close to Potter Heigham I was so lucky to see a field packed full of Pink-footed geese intermingled with some Greylag geese. I was able to pull up into a lay-by very close by and watch them for sometime. Suddenly some geese further away were spooked and slowly the whole field erupted and over a thousand geese filled the air. It was an amazing sight but more amazing was the cacophony of both wings and calls. My drawing cannot do justice.
So what are these drawings about? See the article in the EDP from day 1 of 100 about the project for Charity.
More farm machinery, this time in the shape of a Merlo in the very capable hands of Fran as she distributes silage to her Aberdeen Angus. Yesterday it was her bulls which were on the other side of the cattle shed which I drew. Today just behind Fan in the Merlo were the girls which were in a separate enclosure who were very happy to be fed.
These handsome Aberdeen Angus bulls are from the farm of Fran and Louis Baugh in Neatishead. These are from a group of 6 which will be sold for breeding. Currently housed inside for the winter because of the recent rain.
With harvest complete the grain can finally leave the farm. Here the grain is being deposited into a Terry Seaman lorry trailer , a familiar sight throughout East Anglia.
One of a group of ewes on Beachfarm marshes in Kessingland. Quite a remote location in the river valley. She was leaning against a farm gate having a rub, this was a very content Ewe. What an expression!