I was in Sainsbugs the other day topping up Lovely Hubby's stash of anti itching, anti inflammatory, anti everything to do with nettles medicines and I spotted the latest edition of their magazine. I pulled it out to add to the conveyor belt and look it had a free gift enclosed in the bag it was in .... whoop whoop a chocolate bar just for me. Then when I got home and opened the bag out fell a Peppermint Tea Pig
What a pity it wasn't Nettle Tea ..... hehehe :-)
On a much less amusing note, yesterday I pulled up the bedroom blind to find three mangy looking sheep in our paddock and on looking up the hill five more chomping away all around the felled Oak.
I was NOT happy :-(
I rang around the farmers we know and none of them were the owners of the sheep, the only person I couldn't get hold of was the owner of the ewe and lamb we still have in our end field. For the first hour his phone was busy and then it was going unanswered.
Then I spotted that the sheep had all made their way into the paddock so I dived out and hotch potched together a means of blocking our open gateway ....
..... and then I phoned the Police on the 101 number.
They were really helpful and on speaking to an officer at our local Police Station in Llanrwst he said he was pretty sure he knew who's sheep they would be. He rang me straight back to say contact had been made and within an hour the owner of the ewe and lamb .... and all the other sheep was here. He promised to return as soon as possible with a trailer to move his animals.
Then proceeded to admire our trailers!!
Now if he had been as good as his word and had removed his other sheep when we first asked him to I might possibly have offered the use of our largest trailer, even offered to move the sheep for him when LH gets back, even though all our trailers are full at the moment and it would mean emptying the largest one out.
But to get neighbourly things done for you , I strongly believe that first you have to be a good neighbour .... and in my opinion he is not. If he had been there would be no rush to move the sheep, after all they are giving our field a good grazing and manuring. But now I just want them gone and FAST!! I am fed up of the responsibility of something that is not mine.
Am I just being stroppy or am I right?
Oh ... and by the way this morning the sheep are all still here, looking for all the world like they live here, and the dogs can't be walked around the paddock, so I am going to have to take them out in the car to go for a walk as we have no pavements or footpaths along our road.