Sign of the times

When I first moved to the farm, 26 years ago, we had only one door key and were never quite sure where it was because we never used it.

We always knew where vehicle keys were, however, because we left them in the ignition.

Times have changed. Vehicles are locked and their keys kept securely and when we’re away the house is locked too and we have a few other secutiry measures in place.

That ought to put our minds at rest but there’s been an increase in burglaries and a couple of instances of arson in the district so while we’re on holiday we’ve got a couple of house-sitters in.

That’s probably being overly cautious but it’s a sad sign of the times that we can no longer trust people as we used to.

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