Ahh my long weekend off.. This usually entails jobs around the place, maybe a good hike with the crew and…. Red wine..
Friday started with checking the border for invaders, a task that has come to the fore as a result of the two weeks of monitoring. Since Monday past I have been checking traps morning and night; with a little help from the locals who are just as keen to keep our population of red squirrels.
and the buds on the hawthorn are starting to swell..
Home.. And DRAMA…
this poor old girl has made it through one of the toughest winters up these hills for a few years, she gave birth to twins which may be the death of her..
She is still weak and has no milk
A quick call to mr farmer to see if he could spare some colostrum and a little bit of milk powder for what could end up two orphans. No problem, so twenty minutes later the lambs had a feed..
Tiny little things, they deserve a chance at life.
More signs of spring with the only show of daffodils to grace the hilltop is in the garden, the rest having been devoured by the roe deer..
To the west of this republic is a clear fell site and over the past couple of days, this view has changed immensely..
It won’t be long untill that and a whole lot more vanishes.
The rest of this afternoon was going to be filled with splitting the remainder of the log pile.. That is untill the weather changed..
As I watched the remnants of the turbine change to point north
This stuff fell from the sky
It had us scurrying around making space in the shed to put the ewe and her twins into shelter..
At which point there was a (to close for comfort) lightening strike that sent both of us into the house..
So all in all an eventful day, and the twins are still alive and kicking….
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