I have been away from blogland for much longer than I thought.
Neither writing nor reading other blogs.
Summer is short in the UK and while we had good weather I was gardening like mad: then visiting friends, going out and about, enjoying life.
A young friend J. has been suffering from ill health and various problems since a car crash four years ago: she needed some help and I was involved with that and eventually took her away for a short break. I took her to help me ‘house-sit’ for my friends in Ireland while they were away and it did her the most tremendous good! J left a couple of days before I did because I stayed on to spend my birthday with my friends: the first time for many, many years. I had such a wonderful day that I will blog about that shortly, it deserves a post to itself:)
Here at home, we are undertaking some work in the Bank field, building a fence round the veg garden so that animals can go back on that field, and incorporating a ‘gathering pen’ for when we need to isolate one animal for a short time from the others. Also included are two large dung heap containers to prevent it from sliding and covering more pasture than we want. Photos to follow when finished.
Even now, when I have sat down to write, I am about to go out to visit two family members who have both been in hospital for fairly small procedures, but which involve continuing pain and distress afterwards until healed so I do not have long to write much! I am taking vats of soup for them, one had four wisdom teeth out at once, the other had his tonsils out, so both have sore mouths.
So, after a short visit to my blog I will leave you with some photos of the Paddock taken yesterday: please excuse the washing.