Sunday, 11 January 2009

The Resdent Vandel arrives to help out

The Resident Vandal and KD arrived in the snow on Monday morning and he too had the same problem as Scooby, he couldn't get his car up the slope in our yard, so he had to abandon his car near the house. The rest of the week was dry but very cold so the snow froze and the yard became a great skating ring, so the RV and I spread a morning spreading grit sand around so that we could walk to and from the barns without trying to impersonate Tovell & Dean. Holly and Deefa are used to the snow and ice and the fact that dogs do not have 4 paw drive. KD is not used to this weather and on more than one occasion she seemed to be re enacting the frozen lake scene from the Disney film Bambi, legs in all directions.
So that we know what wants doing, we've done something we normally don't do and that is write a list of jobs, so far it's 1 1/2 A4 pages long. Some of the jobs are not urgent, are to be done later in the year. But it gives me an idea of what wants doing and when people ask if there is any help we need, I can give a quick answer.
The Resident Vandal managed to cross off a dozen jobs from the list, four of which were very urgent, repair the fence line on the common land, check and repair the fence line in the back field, help me worm the ewes and rams, and finally chop some wood, ready for me to split. As he was doing the fencing on the common land with Scooby, RV decided to give the tractor the once over. All I will say is that the tractor is working, but it's had some serious re-wiring work done and it still needs some more work doing on it. But for the time being it's working.
The dogs have had a great time, the weather has been cold, but dry for once so Deefa and KD have spent most of the day outside chasing each other and just generally having a great deal of fun. Holly has been out quite a bit, but it's been a bit too cold for the "old lady", she's been doing a very important job of nursing Tim.
Tim has been discharged from the dressings clinic and has had an X-ray on his hand and is now waiting for an appointment to see Mr Cody again in a week's time on how the bones in his hand are healing. The hand therapist is again happy with this hand and the movement he's getting in his fingers. Again the splint has been altered so that he can bend his fingers further and stop his knuckles from seizing up. It's 6 weeks today since I had that mad dash with Tim to James Cook A&E.
Now that the RV has gone home, our eldest Godson was to arrive later in the week and help, but he's got a full time job, which is great for him, but it means he won't be coming, such is life!!!!
Not sure what's happening next week it will depend on the weather, Tim and the animals.

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