Saturday, 1 May 2010

Its a Dirty Old Job.......but someone's gota do it !!

What a Day.....ladies that lunch !.......maybe one day !!
I did have an audience......

Daisy is doing a great job...the muck heap is disappearing !!


Now, who's that handsome fella !.....he's even smiling for the camera...if you look closely.



How does the saying go .....All the gear,........and you might as well use it !!


I shall firstly start with the alpacas.....as some may be wondering how we are getting on with one or two health issues....that I was having. Well, Socks appears to be back to normal....after my scare the other day with him, whether or not he was injured I will never know. But so far as to say he is walking, eating and behaving just as he should, I am still keeping an eye on him.

Zanubis's coughing appears to have gone ! I have him on antibiotics and cough medicine. I have not heard him cough for a couple of days, now I have said this...I bet he coughs today !

Zeuss's leg is still under treatment and I shall be re-dressing it today...so see what it is doing, he also is on antibiotics. I shall persevere with this..no doubt.

Now to say I have been slightly busy is an understatement......they say a picture paints a thousand words...so no doubt you will make your own mind up !!

I have been getting my hands....dirty ! No painted nails..here....but a good sturdy pair of gloves required ! I have been waiting for the contractors...to come and do a bit of muck-spreading !....waiting..... and waiting.....so, there was no other thing for it ! as the grass is just beginning to turn......its important it gets done....sooner rather than later....and I just couldn't wait any longer.....'Where there's a will'............and so on !!

Mind you, I did have a bit of a scary moment.....I shall admit to......I'm not too proud ! I drove to the top of the field..and turned the tractor round in order to go down hill......picture the scene, at this point I have about 4 ton of 'Shite' on board....!! The tractor was in four wheel drive and it just managed to pull the whole thing up the incline to the top of the field, so I decided...rather than straining it up hill, I would go down and work with gravity.........TOO WELL IN FACT.........I was having a blonde !.....moment !! I THOUGHT I WAS IN GEAR......!! I WASN'T............GRAVITY WAS WORKING A BIT TOO WELL !! ........ especially when you have all that weight...pushing you down the hill......I managed to get it under control, there are some......rather large skid marks......in the field....!! ( ....no where else !) I'll have you know !!!!!


So....that was my only......brief encounter with....danger !! and yes Debbie, I have a safety knot in the tractor !!

I shall dust off the life insurance policy at this rate !!! :-)
As Rob would say......'To Infinity and Beyond !!' ....... Im off to find a new pair of pants !!


Get me a Whisky ! ....somebody
;-0))

8 comments:

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Great blog Jayne...I'm sure I shouldn't be laughing at you risking and life and limb but very entertaining all the same.

I'm not even going to say take care...It's wasted! :))

Sid and Pat said...

Glad the Alpacas are getting better. They may need to look after you...with your hectic antics!!!

Mark said...

And people say I'm bonkers!
Nice one Jayne, love the overalls!ressanic

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

I don't think a ladies lunch would have been half as entertaining Jayne - and now you have a tale to tell when you do lunch.

Anna said...

You ARE Wonderwoman!!! xxx

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

What are you like, not in gear indeed!

Glad to see Dukester is looking so happy. Give him a kiss from me.

x

Shirley said...

Hi Jayne, Really pleased that your animals are on the mend. 'The muckin' o' Geordie's byre' has nothing on your antics! Take care. Shirley & Robbie

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