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!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Just a wee catch up ....

This week it's catch up time.I mean i didnt even blog about the Girls visit did i !! Lax or what !!

Well it was brilliant and really well coordinated by Elisabethm who did the ferrying about. Star.

I was a silly twitchy bag of nerves WHY??

No idea !! Cept they where coming to Bodran. Yes my house that last saw a duster 3 monthes before... And a garden that to my eye resembles an explosion of dog turds and builder bags..

Then they were here . It was lovely, kittyb and Lawyerlady 2 brand new people for me to meet and as equally brilliant as any i've met before....

They loved my shop. And Colon bless him with the help of Nell gave me the afternoon off to go play.. Colon Looking enviously at the glut of cakes that had arrived at the shop with them, leave the shop with us. Ha

Lunch out at a mad customers pub..

Then onwards to my place.

We arrived in convoy in time to see a disgruntled sheep legging it up the drive>>>

Standing in my yard and looking up the path towards the house i could see a silver and pink mess !! WHAT THE ?? Whats happened to my MOP BUCKET !?? by then we are all stood there looking , well they are looking at me i'm looking at the bucket . Then jakes head pops out of the house "oh it's you" Whats happened to the bucket ?? i ask " A sheep fell off the roof and landed in it" he'd been watching telly and heard the scrambling and sliding then a sheep dropped past the window and landed on the bucket..........................You couldn't make it up could you.........

This morning on my way to work i saw the hounds from the local kennels out being excercised about 40 of them trotting along the road as merry as ?? dogs getting exercised . And the huntsman and his helper riding along on bikes beside them, What control , it's amazing and it was lovely to see on a misty autumn morning it felt like i'd slipped back to a quieter time..

We've got an amazing array of mushrooms popping up this year far more than normal so i've been out with the camera taking photos so i can identify them.. Is there such a fungus as "dead mans fingers" if so i think we've got them ...

Monty as managed to remain in his field since his starvation stint.

And I have fitted a wood burning stove while cols been away it's brilliant and done in a day instead of the 4 years it took him to connect the last one.. One thing was missing though a chimney pot. The smoke was going up the one flue and down the next ! so brilliant idea i've just the thing !! My rhubarb strainer !! so it's up there a bit fatter than a normal pot but very pretty and doing the job perfectly ............
The photo is of our stall at the anglesey show in August.


  1. What exactley was in those cakes..sheep fell of teh roof my foot! You've been at the hash brownees haveent you!

  2. That's one elegant tent. I wish I was a pale clothes person, could almost imagine myself looking swish.
    (and black box? what ARE you talking about, on my one before last)

  3. Everyone or nearly kept saying they'd come from the black box or something ?? i was just curious..
    The colours are all black and orange & khaki at the moment though i'm sure you'd look swish in pastels xx

  4. Fabulous to enter your world again, Jo! Nothing is ever, ever boring there.


  5. The stall looks wonderful, hope the shop is going well and no sheep fall on that. Have also read your previous post - ouch - it's a difficult time.

  6. Very stylish tent. ...Bit puzzled by the sheep, and as for the mop bucket...Well

  7. Why, why, why were you nervous about us lot??? We had a wonderful day with you.
    I can't wait to get back to the shop and see what you have in stock now. (My cardigan has been to Greece with me and is fast becoming an old friend - you know, the item of clothing that always feels just right.)

    And who else could arrange a diving sheep? I was there. I know it happened.

  8. Not everyone can arrange a sky diving sheep.. And i'm soo glad you like the cardy, These clothes do quikly turn into favourites..xx

  9. Not sure about the hash browns, UP.......didntshe mention mushrooms? The tent is FAB!!!!!! I'd be in there like a shot!!!!! Looks so inviting.....

    Left a late message on previous blog as well.........