There was an awful lot of view appreciation and treasure finding.
It felt wonderful being outside after all the weeks of less than encouraging weather.
The sun was warm and the boys and I now have a fresh sprinkling of freckles emerging.
Our walk took us through farms and over moorland
The fields nearest to the farmsteads were filled with lambs, some tiny little bleating slips
and others already chunky lambs, happily running and playing in 'schools'.
I took along my knitting, managing to finish and cast off the back and start the front.
The sleeves are still proving to be challenging - down to the translation or lack of translation
so I am going to find another pattern and adapt it to fit.......wish me luck!
As we neared the car, we were met and accompanied by several Swaledale sheep. They, unusually, seemed fairly unconcerned about us. This breed often comes across as semi-wild, preferring to leave a safe distance between walkers and themselves. This flock's apparent disinterest allowed me to finally get some decent photos instead of the usual fleeing woolly backside as they disappear over the hills!
A good good walk - leaving us all feeling refreshed and ready to tackle Sunday and a day with a borrowed carpet cleaner.......Ah, I know where I'd rather be - back out on those hills with my boys.
How was your Saturday?
Did you get out in the delicious sunshine?
Do you sprout freckles?
PS: the carpets are a lot nicer to live with now.