Life at the end of the road

March 5, 2009

Somethings gone pear shaped

Filed under: animals, daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 6:26 am

I may well be the only person seeing this but yesterdays post ‘Five sisters and lots of boats’ seems to have the day before’s post ‘A very itchy start’ superimposed on it! So I’ve just added these couple of lines to see if it sorts it out.

Thursday 5th March

Unfortunately it’s been another hectic day so this will also be a little light on the ramblings tonight. It has on the whole been a bonny if not a little chilly day. The first thing of note that happened after the normal feed and school run was an egg.

someone's first egg!

someone's first egg!

OK I know it’s only an egg but it’s probably her first judging by the size, this is from one of the chooks hatched by Raasay Primary. We did have one similar a few weeks ago so I’m not sure if this is the first from another hen or the second from the same, anyway it looked lovely 🙂

After 2nd breakfast which didn’t include that egg I went and trimmed some trees behind the house. The satellite broadband connection seems to have been a little iffy of late and whilst I’m not convinced that it’s caused by the shrub birch on the hill behind I went and trimmed them anyway because if I’ve to call an engineer out to sort it and it is the trees it will cost me an arm and a leg!

Like a Russian trawler!

Like a Russian trawler!

The small dish on the gable end is for the TV, the large one for the http://www.avanti-communications.com/ braodband and the ones on the turbine mast are VHF and a mobile phone repeater. I used to have the terestial TV areial and an FM areial up there as well but the reception was abysmal even with a wide band antennae and boosters so we went down the ‘Sky’ route. The channels may be cr4p but the picture’s great 🙂 The rest of the day was spent fitting a new jockey wheel to my livestock trailer as well as a rear light. The endless bedding cutting and ark cleaning, adjusting the brakes on my quad and chasing piglets out of the garden!

A hasty exit!

A hasty exit!

Though this wee fatty was struggling to get out.

Where's the water gone?

Where's the water gone?

Just as I was winding down from the days labours the water went off in the kitchen, which could only have been a fault in the tap as both hot and cold went off simultaneously and the rest of the taps in the house were fine. I’m no stranger to strange things blocking up the water works, everything from eels, tadpoles, fish, worms, leaves and even a dead bird have it some time in the last 25 years entered my drinking water. It’s never done us any harm and we’ve got great immune systems 🙂 I’ve been meaning to put a sand filtation system in for years but it keeps sliding down the ‘to do list’ mainly because it would mean carrying the sand up the hill on my back! Anyway after pulling the tap apart and spraying the dry washing and my boys homework with water to confirm the pressure was ok I found this

YUK!

YUK!

unspeakable lump blocking up th filter at the end of the tap, I’m pretty sure it came out of the cold feed tank for the hot water as I’m in the process of moving it.

Someone's hungry

Someone's hungry

All the while I was working on the sink somebody was watching me through the window!

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