Now big, independent, and international, LSF-bred offspring Anna, Jacob, and Rosa delayed their departures for Beirut, Bristol, and Bali to make sure they here for their father’s biggish birthday on 12th January.
In fact, they were instrumental in celebrations, cooking, serving cocktails, and trying to control their pa’s perpetual patter.
He was very happy, with a champagne breakfast, lunch, and supper, and the appearance at LSF of some pretty fine people throughout the day.
By the weekend, visitors, youngsters, and birthday frocks were gone and the older folk were back in wellies and working clothes, running a Wwoof weekend, that saw us, damp but undaunted, pruning apple trees, carting wood chips, and fixing a leaking hen house roof.
Looks like life is for working at LSF, whatever our age!