|The best use of Artichoke.|
If I ever won the lottery and money was no object this garden is exactly what I would have designed.
The Old Rectory in Easkey is a two acre garden set within walls
This is the fourth garden that we have visited and is by far the best one, there is no way it could be improved,
Just a stones throw away is the beach and big waves,
Once again our trip took us across the Ox Mountains, such a beautiful place and so tranquil, just the wind, the sheep
The last week has been eventful and not as planned.
On Monday it was clear that Freddy our little tabby kitten was not well, so the vet was called, she came out and gave him an antibiotic injection which she thought would sort him out quickly, by Tuesday morning he was if anything worse, so we took him to the veterinary hospital some thirty k away where there is an excellent English vet and a cat owner herself. Her best guess was that he had ingested some string or something similar which was causing an obstruction.
Poor kitten had to undergo an operation which showed no obstruction but his intestines were inflamed and not contracting, he had no temperature, but would not eat and was also not passing anything, so he was put onto a drip to keep him hydrated. By now the weekend was approaching and it was clear that he needed constant nursing and attention so Susy the vet took him home with her, thankfully by Sunday he was showing improvement and today he came home. He is eating well and is constantly telling us all about it. he was welcomed home by all the other cats
|Number one for a few days.|
|Misty playing ghosts with a bag.|
Thursday was D day for the pigs, Matt, a friend arrived at eight am with his trailer to take them to the butcher, the first pig, Bess, went down the race and into the trailer without too much bother, her sister however refused point blank to comply, maybe she knew what was in store for them. there is little you can do to get a pig to do what you want it to if it doesn't wish to, 125kg of pig is not something you can pick up. Time was going by and we were under instruction by the butcher to have them there by ten am, at nine thirty we gave up and went with the one. there is to be an action replay this Thursday, I hope it goes better this time, Matt is hoping to bring along another pair of hands, surely one pig won't defeat four of us, or will she?
|Liver and Bacon and veg straight from the garden. 100% home produced.|