This morning’s walk took us to the small hamlet of Perry Green. It was an interesting walk as we met the local farmer who stopped to chat with Ana and I because we weren’t on the public footpath, but a farm track. After we explained we were heading towards Perry Green, we began chatting about the new Solar Panel Farm which is being built on what we thought was his land. We were surprised to learn that he didn’t actually own the land but rented it from the Gravel Pit company. The Gravel Pit company owns a huge chunk of land that had been bought up during 1942 to build the airfield which the Americans used during the Second World War to help Britian in the battle for Europe.
The 250-acres farm once belonged to the Felix Hall Estate of Kelvedon as listed in 1913 along with twenty-three other properties many were huge farms around my village. I did wonder whether the solar panel farm will be used to power the incinerator which is being built on the old airfield. We are surrounded by building work along with solar panel farm, incinerator there’s more housing in the pipeline, too.
On the way out of the village I took this photo of a discarded broom, I wondered if it was a witch’s crash site, but I never saw or heard anything about it on our village FB page 😂
They say Writing doesn’t pay and all writers should have a second job, but I never imagined that the great crime writer, Ian Rankin had taken up growing vegetables as I found on a packet of Brussels Sprouts 😂
Just some light fun and laughter from me today, as I’m still busy in my garden. I’m hoping to have all the jobs finished soon, so I’m ready to get my head down and work on the Granny Wenlock over the winter months.
Chat again soon.