Tony Pearce 08.02.08

The farrier came to put new shoes on Jane this morning. She was awkward. The others were out in the field and she wanted to be with them so she danced around the yard and made him work hard. He’s used to it now. He gave me the latest local news/gossip. He’s a rotten bastard – doesn’t stoop for anyone. Gentry and commoners get the same dodgy jokes. “You can please yer fucking self” he says.