Apologies for delayed posting; our internet is a disaster having changed provider. I wish we’d never done it. At this time of day (early afternoon), we get around 0.5 mbps but by the evening it can be as low as 0.25 mbps. That’s almost a dial-up speed. VERY cross with company who keep blaming the socket but it was fine before we changed. Anyway, enough moaning although perhaps a little mention of the weather…..one day it’s drizzly and cold, the next it’s glorious sunshine. My body thermostat is very confused and I keep finding myself stranded in totally inappropriate clothing. The weekend was lovely for the shed building, which took about 8 hours; marginally less than the square footage of the shed. Some nasty cold drizzly days in the week and back to summer today.
I left the shed construction to take Snippet and his friend Finnian for a run that day, where they expended more energy than I can believe a bowl of dog food could possibly contain.
Snippet had a play with Lizzy and Foal number 5 over by the marsh yesterday which I took a film of. Apologies for poor quality!
Once they had tired him out, Lizzy came over with Foal number 3, who now looks like a Shetland, for a nuzzle with him. Interesting how she behaves differently with her various companions. I disturbed two Snipe while out there by the way but I’m afraid they were too fast for the camera!
On the way home, I photographed this caterpillar. I spent some considerable time on the internet and with my nose in books trying to identify it, to no avail. I would think it’s a moth rather than a butterfly but who knows. If no one can help I’ll have to send the picture to one of those identification places I think. Here it is:
In the drizzle and wind yesterday, Foal number 10 did NOT look happy; all tucked up and tense. I’m off to see if I can see a mark on its mum today and I’ll try and get hold if its owners before the weather gets really bad. Here he is looking cold and a few looking happier the previous day.
Yesterday, I saw the consultant shoulder surgeon at
who has referred me for some saline injections into the joint under a local
anaesthetic rather than the nightmare operation at Torbay
I cancelled back in July. Hooray! I’m so glad I didn’t go through with it as
this sounds much less violent and no general anaesthetic thank goodness.
And finally a few more pictures from the past week:
Shenanigans in the herd yesterday
Foal number three. His legs really are that short.
Snippet's favourite gap in the hedge for staring at next door's cats
Fabulous sky on Saturday
Bee and Blue Calliphoria Fly (possibly Protocalliphora Azurea) on that very popular pot of marjoram
Drizzly web in a dead hawthorn
A dead shrew I found this morning
Have a great weekend if I don’t manage to post again before then.