Signs of the countryside March 10, 2016 10:46

When you live in Lincolnshire there are things you see on a daily basis that you take for granted as an everyday part of life. We were downloading some photos the other day and noticed a subconscious theme unfolding that someone with a more city-slicking inclination than us might find quaint and charming at best or downright eccentric at worst. This then, is the first in an ongoing, sporadic photoseries highlighting some of the signs we see around us.

signpost to the Kissing Gate - part of Pheasant Plucker & Son's blog about signs you see in the countryside

If you lived here, wouldn't you be hotfooting it off down that path every night of the week? We would.

You can do almost all of your weekly shop at gate stalls and judging by these prices, they'll save you a pretty penny too:

Pheasant Plucker & Son's blog about countryside signs featuring a gate stall selling apples and tomatoes

Gate stall photo of a sign advertising eggs for sale

Gate stall sign advertising honey for sale

There are reminders all around that the countryside is a living, working environment which can sometimes be hazardous. This sign reminded us of a time when Herbert, who worked on our farm (introduced last time in Happy Birthday Crofty), forgot the electric fence was on and climbed over it. Poor old Herbert. If only we'd had these signs back then it could have saved him a double dose of excruciating pain and severe piss-taking.

A sign warning of an electric fence

And finally, our favourite: Ma Pheasant is a very keen and accomplished gardener and every summer hundreds of middle aged ladies flock to her gate to look round her garden. The poor old duck was going through a tough time a few years back and driving past a sign like this we suddenly saw a sure fire way to cheer her up. On slammed the brakes, out we jumped and two old feed bags of horse muck were chucked in the boot and duly delivered to her door. She was so touched she burst into tears. 

A roadside sign advertising horse manure