Hi to you from the third week of Lock Down here on the Homestead. We’re all settling into this new normal
in which you must remember to check whether our Resident Engineer is talking to the outside world from her workstation before launching into song, rant, or dodgy conversation;
the time exists for Farm Girl to perfect her milk frothing technique (to the delight of the rest of us). The world looks strange to who of us who venture into it;
5pm, Friday 28 March, Yaldhurst Roundabout. The Bean Counter can stop in his lane to document this is usually traffic-choked intersection, while The Farmer can’t help himself but pause in his work to photograph one of the repatriation flight aircraft. Lufthansa is not an airline we usually see here.
and everything stops for the daily Covid updates, fronted by the Homestead’s hero, Dr Ashley Bloomfield. It’s a kind of Winston Churchill thing, we reckon.
“A turn around the Estate” has become part of the daily routine
although the time varies.
The silver lining in this whole surreal situation is the abundance of time; time in which old hobbies can be resurrected. The Farmer has once again picked up the camera
which makes us all happy.
Whatever your Lock Down looks like, we’re thinking of you all. This is a whole-planet thing – we’re all in it together – be safe, friends.