Many years ago when I was in hospital, the man opposite was in a full body plaster cast in two halves. Every few hours they would put the two halve together and turn him over, when he was face down and he could look out of the window and all he could see was a flowering weed. When the grounds men came around to clean up, one of the lads asked them to leave that particular weed. When the weed died off they came and put another plant in its place. Until you are unable to look at the flowers and the weeds the bees and the butterflies you do not realise how much you miss them.
Tek care o’ thissen.
Jack Byard was born in Yorkshire where he lived and worked all his life. A Rolls Royce mechanic by trade, and a jewellery craftsman in his later years. Jack has a deep affection for his rural heritage and so wrote his first book, Know Your Sheep, with a view to sharing with others the countryside that he loves. Years later there is no sign of a quiet retirement for Jack just yet. The 'Know Your' series from Od Pond publishing includes 16 books by Jack.
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