Thursday, April 04, 2013

A Pet Day

Bert is opening and banging shut all the cupboard doors looking for 'something nice'. He lives in hope that fairies come to our house while he is asleep and leave vol-au-vents and macaroons for him to eat in the morning. Tough luck Bertram. The only fairy in this house is the Lidls fairy and she has left you some porridge. Try not to spill dry oats all over the floor like yesterday.

Meanwhile, in a town not very far away, a friend is reading the previous paragraph, which was posted on Facebook this morning. Within the hour her husband Rod had arrived at our door bearing a selection of fancy cakes. "I heard that Bert wanted something nice to eat." He then bundled our two younger dogs into his car and took them off for an hour's walk by the River Bann. He does this a lot so dogs are always thrilled to see him. In fact, Jess has been trained mostly by Rod and his wife. Trained to the lead and being trained not to bark at strangers.

So, while our dogs are being exercised we get on with our day. Ben, our current house guest, is making wooden guns. He is only 13 so that sort of thing pleases him. I don't see the point of the end product but I do approve of his learning to use saws, drills, lathes and the like. He is supposed to be mending the lid of the hen's nest box but he'll get round to it some day.

It was a beautiful today, blue skies, soft white clouds, bird song and bees. One of our hives did not make it through the winter so only the one left. Bert rotavated and ploughed and we put in a few potatoes. I planted onions and weeded the greenhouse, Les carried on with the erection of his poly tunnel and Marty did some therapeutic potting. We ate a lot of buns.

6 comments:

Grannymar said...

I must try that face book trick. I wonder what treats would appear at my door?

Nelly said...

Be very, very careful. You'd need an awful lot of buns to feed all those toy boys.

ganching said...

No pet days here. Still grey and cold and very few buns around.

Nelly said...

It has been wonderful the past three days. Blue skies, sun. scudding white clouds. Might as well enjoy it as is probably summer.

Brighid said...

Would love to see your farm. All are going crazy here: planting tomatoes, rice, seed crops, and tending the alfalfa, wheat, barley and other things. SIL has had his bees working full out. The almond trees are loaded, even after horrible North winds did a bunch of thinning. My oranges are about done and starting to bloom, the smell is awesome.

Nelly said...

Oh Brighid - I fear we are very indolent here compared to everything that you and yours get up to. Our bees are lazy too. You must have warm summers for there is no way we could grow oranges in this climate,