Life at the end of the road

April 29, 2008

The ‘great wall’ is finished

Filed under: daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:27 pm

Of course I was up earlier than usual today to see how the new arrivals were doing and of course they were just fine, though I had to have several goes at counting Jamie Lea’s 11. It’s always a worry for the first couple of days because although the wee darlings are very tough they can be easily squashed by mum. If we had mains electricity I’d be tempted to use heat lamps and a creep so that the piglets would not snuggle up to mum the same and risk being squashed but we haven’t so I can’t. You can click on the image to enlarge it. I promised myself I was not going to post any pig pics today as I’d so many others of Ron’s wall but I couldn’t resist just a wee one. You know those parents that think everyone is interested and shares the same enthusiasm about their offspring as they do and the dog owners who think their mangy slobbering mutt is the bees knees ( I know I’ve done it ) well at the moment that’s how mrs C and I feel about our 18 little sausages. It will pass as the feed bill begins to soar and I start thinking of them as pork chops but for now they are our ‘wee darlings’ and I could watch them for hours.

Anchors aweigh

After my spell of piglet watching I set off down ‘Calum’s road’ for work to the usual sights and sounds of a spring morning on Raasay. A group of 3 young hinds at Screapadale in their paler summer coats then 3 large stags at Glam one of which looked decidedly lopsided with only one antler though I’m not sure if It’s the same stag who’s antler I picked up a week or so ago. Once at work it was quite steady and as well as finishing off the weekly and monthly maintinance I got a little painting done. The two ‘men from Mull’ who were covering for the regular crews holidays gave the anchors a good testing.

Then once the ferry was tied up and shut down for lunch I went off and checked on how Ron was getting on at the ‘Wall for the Hall’

This was it at lunch just needing it’s coping stones, is that straight or what!

Here’s Ron wondering what he’s going to do once the wall is finished.

And here it is with long evening shadows at 7:15pm finished and I suspect Ron is having a wee celebration somewhere.

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