A Batchelor Story – 01

My home and surroundings are out in the countryside, settled amongst grass covered hills, golden and often windswept during the hot dry of the summer, and then green in the winters and spring with chilly winds and light or medium frosts. There are scattered lots of trees, a large natural mud-bottomed lake with abundant wildlife, and a deep freshwater pond hidden amongst some trees overgrown with ivy creepers.

As a young child there was so much to do. Discovering the bugs and bees, learning of the many different types of wildlife and plants, and even to ponder the feelings from the first wee kiss with the shepherds daughter. Searching the burrows in the ground, fishing for eels in the lake, and for trout in the local streams.

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