George goes to his crop
George basks in the glow
Apparently, according to George, the growing of veg around the village of New Tolsta [just a few hundred yards from North Tolsta - which is south of New Tolsta !! ] has declined markedly. Even in George's lifetime it has gone down. The crofts hereabouts are often neglected - or at least, under-used. There's sheeps on some, coows on some others but few veg. Maybe its part of the culture here - they do eat a lot of meat after all.
The Stornoway abattoir had pigs and poor sheeps awaiting their sad fate outside this morning when I passed getting the papers for the village shoppe. I really hate seeing that and must remember to go the other way round at this time of year.