A farmers toast!

Let the wealthy and great, Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not i declare it, I eat my own lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and i wear it, I have lawns,I have bowers, I have fruits,I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer, So joyful boy's now, Here's god speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

where to start ???

Well where do i start, there seems to have been so much going on, and it's the horticultural show today, i've not entered anything but i'll go and look, then we are invited to eat all the produce that a very industrious friend of mine makes afterwards hmmmm................
The 2 wwoofers left yesterday, they where a real pleasure to have stay, and very helpful ,so helpful that when the weather was bad they painted the kitchen and made new curtains for the cupboards and cooked , they can come again anytime... they loved "le petite pois" and have left it spotless.. The first night in the village they had a lock in and couldn,t get over how friendly everyone was! The fact that they where two attractive single females helped in this mainly male village , I'm sure a lot more interest will now be shown in my visitors now that they realise they are not all going to be male !!
PIli pala has at last managed to join our ranks, she came here for a purple coo lesson, and it was the seperate logging on for blogging that had confused her, so hopefully she'll be a regular visitor now .....................
I still don't have a working camera so i can't post any new photos....
Honey the new greyhound as settled in really well she's lost a bit of weight, she hasnt quite learned that you can't only eat half of your dinner and save the rest till later, it will get eaten, needless to say TYE is looking very fat.....
Nell having seen group of people who'd trained there rescued dogs to do tricks and follow an assault course, as decided to do the same tyres and poles are littered every where, i wish the camera was working, Tye is looking seriously disgruntled and ethans developed a migraine and wants his room,, bens loving it and so's bud,. the lady greys are standing by watching, very aloof ,and sasha keeps running off with bits of the course! and refusing to bring them back!The photos an old one of nell and tye ........


  1. Hello Jo,

    Let me start by saying that the photo of the dog-training session is fabulous. Can dogs be taught to juggle?

    Just gazing past the training area out over that vista towards the horizon is so beautiful. Do you really get to see that every day?

    And then, you also get to travel to other sites of beauty? With entertaining company? Wow. Of course, you know that I am joking a bit, but that landscape just amazes me with every glimpse that I get!

    Have a great weekend. My week off is going wonderfully. In a few hours I will meet up with a dear friend for brunch and lots of talking. It is a glorious, cool day, and we may then go over the Lincoln Center to hear the afternoon free, out door concerts. Today's theme is folk music.

    Back to work tomorrow. Won't think about that now!


  2. An afternoon of folk music you lucky thing..! i'll have to go put some "steeeleye span" on now and jiggle about....

  3. There's always such a lot going on at your house! I love the idea of the dog training and look forward to hearing about its progress!

  4. Hi jo, glad your woofers were so good, they sound great. hope you survived the flower show and love the picture of the trampolining dog!

  5. have just been nosing through Bodran Workshops as well...you really do live in a beautiful place. Re dog training ....hoops of fire on the agenda?? Good luck and keep the hosepipe handy!!

  6. Your blog, your house and your family sound wonderfully 'alive'. I can feel the energy! I love dogs myself, I bet you have a great time.

  7. Sasha running off with bits of the course made me laugh. Lucky lucky dogs to be living with you and lucky wwhoofers too - bet they had a wonderful time.

  8. Love the whole idea of woofers. Perhaps I'll escape the family and come and be one!! Love the tramplining dog. I agree, your home appears to fizz with energy.

  9. It wasnt fizzing today,,horrible wet cold one that it was ,,I drank hot toddys and watched videos, i sort of slipped into winter mode very easily...xxx

  10. That was lucky just tried to say Hi and say how much I loved the trampolining team whren I hit the button and have cs=aused no end fo trouble my end - trying vert hard NOT to clean my office out but fear that if I don't I will never escape...

  11. Getting ther I can see the door now and I know if I just get rid of this pile I might make it down for supper....!!!!