Saturday 24 April 2010

The Joy Of Electric

Hi All,

Well we have been so busy over the last few weeks, I have not even had time to update the blog. We have been installing even more fencing and digging more holes for gate posts, then of course we are mixing concrete to support the posts.

To top it all off though and the feeling is amazing..... we finally have plug sockets with electric that we can actually make a proper cup of tea, rather than the flask of hot water that we have used in the past, little things can make all the difference.

I hope you are all enjoying the weather, its so nice to have the paddocks dry again, although we could do with a little rain just to help our grass seed out a little, but we are not complaining as we enjoy the sunshine more than rain.

More pictures to come soon, so watch this space for improvements that we have made on the farm.

Take care all, back soon.

Monday 5 April 2010

No Rest Over Easter!

Happy Easter Folks,
Now just because it's Easter didn't mean that we would get a rest, in fact the total opposite. We have been busy installing 8" square gate posts into the ground, which doesn't sound that bad but when we are trying to dig them in by hand through the existing drive way and through clay it became a long job.

We have also nearly completed the race, which in turn will give us two usable paddocks of good size. We intend on dividing the rest of the ground up as and when we need it, this giving us a bit of a rest on the fencing.

You might be wondering where the pictures are.......well the truth is we forgot to take some, I want to wait until I have completed some more of the fencing around the yard, so you can see the difference that it has made.

Well that's all for now, with the nights drawing out though we will be doing more work into the evenings just to try and get in front a little bit more.

Thursday 1 April 2010

Furry Land Shark!

Hi Folks
Well it was back to work this week for me after my week off. Things have been really hectic trying to catch up on a back log of jobs.

So then, let me explain the title of this blog for those of you that might not be aware, "Furry land shark" is what when I was in the police, we called the police dog, if we were chasing a criminal we would always ask for the police dog to come to the area to help locate are offender, it was always interesting to try and watch the offender out run the police dog, watching the dog hunt down the pray like a shark earned its name of "Furry land Shark".

So here is my new addition to the family, my very own "Furry land shark" finally comes home to live with us.

Otto is a long haired German Shepherd, she is pictured here at nearly 7 wks old. Those of you that may know that puppies don't normally get released until 8 wks old, maybe concerned but rest assured, Otto and her brothers and sister were rejected by there mum, so they all had to be hand reared, therefore she does not know any different.

That's all for now, Happy Easter All.