There are a lot of drainage ditches around the edges of fields in these parts, to stop the land from flooding, and the deep ones are used in summer for irrigation.
Here's a picture of a main one taken last year
The other day I walked down to the water's edge
that looks like a shadow from a tree at the front, but it's actually thousands of tadpoles. You'll have to click to enlarge these photos because the reflection on the water is making it hard to see, but all that mass of grey is tadpoles.
I'll have to go back and see how many make it to frogs.
But I digress, back to the title..... a local farmer has laid an extremely long bit of pipework from a large drain on part of his land, along the edges of fields and footpaths to another of his fields where he is growing carrots ready for when they need watering.
Some of the pipework is in sections that very niftily clip together with these
Just look how easy that looks to unclip? My fingers are itching to test it and there's so many of them tempting me.
I have to keep telling myself to keep on walking!
Would you be the same or am I the only one to get this urge?
Those photos were a bit drab so here's a nice photo of some speedwell flowers
and some hawthorn with a pink tinge to the white blossom
These lovely cows reside at the side of a drain