Saturday 30th June Farmers Market and a Summer Serenade

Another phone call about 331 to start the day. She has now been put in another field where she does not have access to the road!

After breakfast I zipped down to the Agricultural Business Center where the monthly Farmers Market was taking place. I really felt I didn’t have time as we had a busy day but I do get some of the B&B supplies from there so I rushed around and got what I needed plus some other bits. I got some meat from New Close Farm (Over Haddon), marmalade from Irene(Youlgreave), quiche from Billy Balmer (Bakewell) as well as some fudge, honey, scotch eggs, biscuits, more meat and mushrooms from a producer in Ashbourne. Usually you can queue for anything up to 20 minutes to buy at their stall and they have the widest range of mushrooms I’ve ever seen!

Back to Bolehill and on with the change over. The rain forecasted was more of a constant drizzle and with Fay here to earn some extra money for her holiday we made good time. We had three cottages with returning guests although one had not been here for a number of years.

I cooked a pie for tea I had bought earlier in the day before we set off to Curbar Church for a concert by the Baslow choir. The choir perform a range of old and newer pieces and usually we have a guest musician. Today it was a lady playing the Viola. In March we went to a church in Sheffield where the choir performed an evening of works by Elgar and we heard the Cello Concerto perfomed in full. These are lovely relaxing evenings with a glass of wine in the interval. I found myself sitting next to a lady I had met at dog training so we exchanged news of the dogs. She is now going to the agility classes with her dog, who was so obedient it made all the other dogs look hopeless! I might go back in the Autumn for as she said it not just the dogs who socialise but the owners do too!