Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Orwell, Down on the Farm

On a country walk in Northumbria.  This overlooks a branch of the Tyne river, supposedly the best salmon fishing stream in England.  So far as the eye can see, no sign of development other than a few isolated farm buildings.

And speaking of the eye seeing, a very Orwellian sign attached to the public footpath pole.

The organization referenced, Farmwatch has some good advice I suppose.  But in such a peaceful, low tech setting it seems a little discordant to be talking about CCTV setups to watch lambing, and "freeze branding" your livestock with your postal code just sounds mean.

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