Tuesday, 10 December 2013
So while some of us were messing about digging holes in the veg plot, others of the Labartere Team were doing other things.....
So what, you may ask, was happening here!
Well I was sitting doing my knitting, which is my usual occupation when being required to act as the one and only GoFor for Hubs when he is doing DIY renovation things, which he is now becoming confident about doing. At one time he could hardly aim a hammer in the appropriate direction, but he is now coming along very well with doing manly DIY things, although has not quite managed to do anything about the Rayburn cooking range which is still parked up in the hallway, but he is frequently researching what he has to do to get it installed, and I remain optimistic that we will be roasty and toasty next winter.
Project for the day:
....the Middle Barn, getting the new goat pens finished.
So why was I doing knitting when DIY work was going on? Because I find the role of a GoFor very tiring, in that I am required to stand around, looking interested, feeling bored, trying not to get frustrated about the time that is being wasted waiting for Hubs to be requiring of my help when I have a long list of other things I need to be doing. Therefore, to me, it is sensible to utilise the 'hanging around not doing anything' time by sitting nearby to rest and knit until it is necessary to spring into action and help my man.
The cheese was not made, the cream remains in its bowl so no butter been made, the kitchen looks like a bomb has hit it, lunch was yesterday's leftovers, but I did manage to get a few more rows of Lester's jumper knitted, and it was nice to think that the goats will be shifted over into their new pens soon, so that Bonny and Lissie, our two cows, can have a bigger space to rest in. All in all, a productive day.
Hope you had a productive day as well......
Friday, 29 November 2013
..... and here be ye owlde door,
'tis a door which has seen much life,
as can be clearly seen....
And this door is well ventilated,
so fresh air
can easily blow
through the house,
thus ensuring a healthy living
for all inside....
But now is the time of the cold,
so all those inside
need for the fresh flow of air
to be stopped.
Take one old caravan curtain,
unpick it, rip it, stitch it back up.
Sew strips of old duvet cover up top.
Take one broom.
Put DIY curtain on broom.
Get one chair.
Stand on chair.
Heave heavily laden broom upwards.
Curtain falls off broom.
Lester is now called.
Stands on chair.
Broom now reloaded with curtain.
Broom wedged in place,
for a few seconds.
Broom wedged back up,
string tied to one end.
An owlde curtain,
held up by an owlde broom,
covering an owlde door,
in an owdle hoose.
And thus it is that
we carry on
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Looking at the side field, frost heavy on the ground, where is she, the goat who did a naughty last night, is she a stiffo?
Nooooo! Here she is, all feet pointing downwards, and in motion.
....but she was shivering! So I had a talk with her, and said that perhaps she should be more willing to go with the flow when Lester fetches her in from the field at night. I said that it was not worth being cold to the bone, which she obviously was, as her shivers were quite something to behold. But the sun was up, and it turned out to be a cheerfully sunny day, so soon she would have got warmer and forgotten about her cold night, but hopefully kept a modicum of memory in her head to stop her from doing another naughty tonight.
I hope yesterday went well for you, and that today goes even better.