|French Definitive c1962|
Cock-a.-doodle-doo, it must be time to get up, down on the farm
|1992: 120th Anniversary of the Royal Guernsey Agricultural and Horticultural Society|
because there are cows to be milked. If the cows are Guernsey ones like these the milk will be golden and very rich in cream which makes a deep yellow butter and is also perfect for ice cream. The cancel incorporates a traditional Guernsey milk can.
|2009: Sheep Gathering|
Time to bring in the sheep down from the fells.
Icelandic sheep have high quality wool and the herder is wearing the iconic Icelandic sweater. The Icelandic name for the circular yoke sweater is "lopapeysa." ("Lopi" is the name of the yarn traditionally used in its making, and "peysa" means sweater.)
|1976: Students and Country Life|
The daffodils are out and lambs are in the fields here, it must be spring
|Agricultural Student Testing Wheat|
and the summer in front of us which will determine the quality of the wheat.
Well, time to gather our produce together, wait at the bus stop, and take it to the farmers market
|Agriculture "History of Maltese Industry" definitives c1981|
As I am away for next week's Sunday Stamps I couldn't miss out on buses so here are some old Maltese ones. The only ones of these that survive are Malta's best known buses (shown in the background and bottom right). Loved by tourists, like me, who have visited the island in the past, The Maggie (a Magirus-Deutz with locally built bodywork) which were withdrawn in 2003 but some have been preserved and are now in the care of Heritage Malta.
An entry to Viridian Postcards's Sunday Stamps theme of Farms and Farm Animals and in anticipation of next weeks theme of Buses.