…the Golfer, and a cattle drinker!
We had spotted it on a previous walk amidst a pile of scrap metal as we walked past farm outbuildings, but today there were farmworkers nearby so we took the opportunity of asking if we might have it. Having received permission, the Golfer insisted he would be ‘happy’ carrying it home, despite being at the furthest point of our walk and home being a couple of miles distant.
And bless him, he did, without complaint or verbal regret at his foolish decision! So we now have a cattle drinker as a feature for the garden or, to be more accurate, another cattle drinker, as we already have one housing a hosta:
OK, let’s be honest, we actually have TWO more cattle drinkers, as this was not the only one festering in the pile of scrap. Having changed his mind about picking up the second one on another walk, the Golfer fetched it in the car later that day. Two cattle drinkers means two vintage hosta planters – free, gratis and for nothing, unlike the first one which came from an outdoor antiques fair some years ago. Another productive walk!