So…..my jolly. What a wonderful time I had. It was a little like Christmas. Never have I seen so much food and drink, or laughed so long and loudly, and I mean those proper belly laughs…..y’know the ones, where your whole body shakes and your eyes water! The amount of times we gathered around this table….and such merry gatherings they were, with lots of tale-telling and singing….and it saw it fair share of feasts too.
I became very good at herding people throughout the jolly, as every time we went out people broke off into smaller groups and vanished, including my good self! So I simply applied Annie’s border collie skills and began rounding people up and leaving them dotted all over the place in small groups!!! Then I’d gather them all together again and herd them to the cars, most satisfying it was, no wonder Annie enjoys it so!
When I arrived home, hubs was out with the dogs so I went off to meet them. When Sam saw me he dropped his jaw and gave me the hugest square smile I have EVER seen on a dogs’ face, and his eyes were shining. I haven’t seen him smile like that before. He did it several times, lovely it was. I think he must have missed me. Between him and Annie they nearly knocked me down bouncing up and down on me!
Now talking of being knocked down, hubs and I were on a walk a few days ago when I heard a sudden thump. I looked back and was astonished to see hubs lying on the floor with his legs in the air! He’d actually walked under a road sign and hit his head on it….I was baffled when I saw him lying there….I thought he’d been shot or something!!! Once I knew he was okay I couldn’t stop laughing….what an egot!
We finally managed to wear the dogs out, even Annie, which was a first.
What’s good for the goose eh….
I noticed something odd while in the garden a few days ago. A large bumble bee was on the ground looking listless, so I took it into the back garden and placed it on a crocus plant. As I did I noticed tiny mites on it’s back, lots of them too. So I checked it out on the internet.
Apparently these mites don’t harm the bee and simply use it as a plane, to get from one bee’s nest to another, or from one flower to another where they hop onto a different bee. The only time the mites become a problem is when there are too many, then it can be difficult for the bees to fly. The things you discover eh? Anyway, the bumble had a drink and recovered quickly.
Potting on the spinach.
Now….over the last few days I have finally completed several large tasks…the ground beneath the hedgerow has been weeded and the wildflower hedgerow seeds sown, along with the woodland wildflower seeds, and my spuds are now planted in the extended veggie patch, where I’ve also sown carrots, leeks, parsnips, broad beans, peas, broccoli and beets.
And……. do you remember the baldy hedgehog that came in around Christmas? Well, his spines haven’t grown back yet so it looks like it’s going to be a long recovery process…….so, as it’s not ideal to keep him captive for a long time in a crate at the rescue, he has come home to live with me. I’ve named him Howie.
At the moment Howie is in Herbie’s rabbit hutch while Herbie remains in the hoghouse in the greenhouse…..now I have to sort a new hutch for Herbie for soon it will be too warm in the greenhouse.
and put my feet up. I KNOW my socks are on inside out, but I’m far too tired to fix them. And what DO you mean… my socks don’t match my jimjams???? I’m going for the eclectic look!