Hats are great around a smallholding. If I had a pound (or Euro) for the number of times a cow or branch or bramble took my hat off instead of damaging my head?
Any road I reached the big FIVE 0 last week. Fifty to be precise. According to the adverts I can take out a funeral plan (free Parker pen), go a (wait for it!) over fifties holiday. Perhaps I could get an allotment or a smallholding? Already done that. In my twenties and thirties. I blame that self sufficiency guru: John Seymour. He wrote some brilliant books and inspired millions.
Time for a song. "All Around My Hat!" Steeleye Span are currently touring Blighty at the moment. Wish they were playing Ireland.