From sheep to windmills


This week, I continued my exercise program, making the trip from Insch to Fyvie to the north. My three-greats-grandmother, Jane Cooper, once lived in Fyvie, according to the 1851 Census of Scotland. She lived there with her husband (my three-greats-grandfather), John, an older man named George (84 years old) who may have been her husband’s father (and my four-greats-grandfather), and eight children, at least some of whom were hers.

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DateDistance (Minutes)From/To
Feb 2720Insch to Fyvie
Feb 2920on the way to Fyvie
Cumulative Distance
(Since Dec 30)
290

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As I cycled north from Insch towards Fyvie, I saw lots of sheep, which made me think of spinning.

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And, as I thought of spinning, what should I see but a windmill farm, all of the blades spinning.

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Then, since spinning makes me think of balls of wool, I loved seeing these ‘balls’ (bales) of hay.

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Next time I cycle (spinning), I should reach Fyvie.

My best to all of you!

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Alexandra

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