There are applications to begin drilling for shale gas in Llandow - just up the road from here. The company say it's quite safe, gets energy and lots of jobs.
However the fracking drilling has been stopped near Blackpool because of earthquakes, it is banned in lots of other countries, and there is water contamination in the USA. The planning application has been deferred pending a site visit according to the news.
Good thing too.
Nic is doing a test run to see if the donkey will go easily into the horse box. It is one thing to manhandle her into the horsebox while at the farm, but not something that you can do with lots of small children watching. If she doesn't box easily, she may not get to join the library.