Billy and I set off as soon as it's light; these days at about 8.30 am.
The first thing I do is to give the horses a few Cabbage leaves (Cavolo nero); they've almost come to expect it and they now wait for me at the top of their field.
Then up past a small Chestnut wood, and up further into a big Chestnut wood. It's here where Billy usually spots some Deer, or a Hare, and tears off chasing them into the woods.
It's a beautifully peaceful spot with row upon row of mature grafted Chestnut trees. We see where the Wild Boar have been digging overnight, as well as the flattened Badger tracks where they've been out foraging.
I look at fresh Molehills and Boar diggings to see if any treasures have been excavated.
From the plantations, we go up onto a track that runs through the woods. Here we might see Pine Martens, birds of all sorts, red Squirrels, and hunters in their Day-Glo attire; they are always friendly.
Soon we're back on the road by the water tower, and we descend towards our tiny hamlet with Billy back on his lead. If anyone is around I stop to chat, then home for my second coffee of the day.
It's about a 25-30 min walk, and although we do much the same every day, I never tire of it. There's always something new to see, or do.