Life at the end of the road

March 14, 2009

18 blocks, 5 piglets and 2 £10 notes

Filed under: daily doings, harbour — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 10:32 pm

Actually I could have dreamt that 18 figure and it was 7 piglets but with more than 400 posts under my belt it’s really hard to think up new titles!

So the day was kind of  fresh to start with  and being a Saturday the news for some reason is never quite as gloomy. Also being a Saturday and me being at work I loaded up my 2 wheelie bins to take them down to the ferry.

'we had one but the wheel fell off'

'we had one but the wheel fell off'

Though I only got half way down the drive and the wheel bearing collapsed 😦 meaning I had to abandon the trailer and send the bin men up to Arnish. Not that the bin men mind going up to Arnish just that it seems a bit mad sending them up there if I’m driving down, it’s an extra 20 miles on the bin lorry and I’m doing my bit to save the planet 🙂  The day at work was pretty quiet, probably due to the near gale force winds and rain but to my horror Mrs Duncan of  Raasay primary school

Sorry Miss!

Sorry Miss!

and her husband were waiting at Sconser for the 9:30 ferry. My first thought being that they’d read the blogg and come to beat me up for posting the piccies yesterday without permission, actually they’d come to inject sheep for blue tongue and I escaped a beating but went home £20 lighter, still it was in a good cause.

The afternoon was a big improvement on the morning and I went to look at the new harbour during my lunch break.

More blocks in position

More blocks in position

Like I said at the begining I’m not sure if the 18 block figure is a fact or a figment of my imagination but it was certainly looking good.

Saturday 14th March

Saturday 14th March

On this pic you can see the base just under the water between the two poles.

The first internal

Whilst I’d been having a pretty easy day, spending most of it down in the warmth of the engine room, Braken the Tamworth sow and wifey the swineherd had been having a very difficult labour. Braken had produced 7 fine piglets but was obviously in great discomfort and doing some projectile vomiting. Wifey had yet again phoned our marvelous vet Rhona Campbell who as usual had  given us advice over the phone, telling her to take the sows temperature and have a good root inside for stuck piglets and after birth both of which she did with great success but not before our distressed pig managed to squash two of her piglets 😦  Still by the time I got home the afterbirth was out, mum had settled down and the remaining 5 were doing fine.

5 little pigs

5 little pigs

And now it’s 10:30 and I’m off to bed!

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