The season of the combine harvester is fast approaching; the other day we heard the first sound of a combine at work way in the distance and before you knew it a field that was a crop of winter barley has been harvested, the barley straw all baled and gone for cattle fodder.
Where has the barley gone? For malting locally or to the distilling industry?
The harvesting of the barley seemed early to us but one of our farmer friends said, 'no, right on schedule and the weather co-operated too.'
The seasons change and the colour of the fields is gradually changing from green to gold as the cereal crops ripen.
Before you know it there'll be just the faintest whiff of autumn in the air.