Covid Time Walks

As we can only walk locally during Covid Times I have explored a few different  walks to take the dogs on.

We all love walking Halford Meadows and Onny Meadows, with all their lovely sniffs(the dogs) and views of the hills (me). But we all like a change, and the dogs enjoy discovering different sniffs.

A map showing Halford Meadows and Onny Meadows

Most of the footpath walks have been very muddy and I have brought half a field back home a few times. So we have also explored a few of the local lanes.

To achieve these walks we sometimes have to start by walking down or up the A49. There is the odd one where we finish on the A49 as well.

I know most of the local footpaths but friends can still surprise me with paths I have never ventured down before. (This was back in the Summer).

In the first lockdown two older gentlemen sat on their scooters in their drive waving and saying hello in the afternoon. They still wave but from inside their warm home. We also wave to a woman who sits near her window reading, with a dog who barks to say hello. Dillie has a grumble, not that she has room to bark.

Most days we walk past one house where the man has his office upstairs. He usually has the window open and his feet stuck up on the window sill. Does he do this for comfort or does he have smelly feet.

Dillie has got used to the idea that if people are walking along the path towards you step into the road out of their way. I need to train her to go at a signal.

We wave to a lot people when we are walking, some I know well, some I know to wave to and some I actually have no idea who they are, I wave because they waved and so it carries on.

Well I hope you have enjoyed my over view of Covid Time Walks, look out for more Covid Time Blogs.

Covid Times

We hope everyone of our customers are keeping well during Covid Times.

Here at Folly View we are both looking forward to having our Covid Vaccinations later this week.

It seems silly to get excited about going to have a vaccination but it is an opportunity to see other people and to go out. The drive down will be lovely, I may even see some lambs.

Lyndon is cycling down to Ludlow Race Course (this is where the vaccination centre is) to get his. He has heard that exercising when you have had the vaccination is good ( this is unsubstantiated).

I have been naughty and taking Dillie out for two walks a day, she drives me nuts if I don’t, much as I love her. Hettie comes on some walks but not all of them. It is great to be able to get out of the house every day, I do love walking and we have a lovely part of Shropshire to do it in. There are some very muddy walks round here but there are hints they are beginning to dry out now.

I talked to a friend last night who has been walking fifteen kilometres a day. I have some catching up to do.

I have been, not writing as many blogs as I should and I promise myself every year I will do better but winter is hard.

I have started getting jobs done in the garden but it is still very wet. The onions, garlic and broad beans I put in in the Autumn are ok. I usually have to replace some Broad Beans as the voles love them to. I have some potatoes chitting and I may get some more. I have also been crafting, my other love.

Lyndon is still working from home. He is still cycling at the weekends and cutting up wood that I produce out of the garden from coppicing the hazels.

We hope you are keeping occupied during Covid Times and keep safe.