Sunday, 15 May 2016

Tidying Up and Chasing Sheep


It's been a weekend of tidying up.  Cutting grass, strimming edges, cutting hedges and weeding.  There's lots more still to do but the old place is starting to look a bit neater around the edges now.

You can see on this picture that the trees to the right of the polytunnel are starting to grow and the Laurel hedge that is along the fence line is also starting to really put on some growth.  The trees and the Laurels, were what we had to put in place if we wanted to get the permission for the polytunnels granted.  Although if the council think that they are going to shield the polytunnel from roadside view anytime in the next few years they are very much mistaken!!


Yesterday Lovely Hubby was playing working with his tractor, after much messing about he got the grass mowing deck on for the first time this year, and chugged along to the end field that the sheep were in, he needed to cut down the nettles which were filling the centre section.  

Ironically a couple of hours after he had been chasing the sheep around the field (not really ... the sheep soon got used to what he was doing and settled into one of the corners), Will their owner, turned up to move them into the main paddock for a couple of weeks.  They had eaten their way through the grass in the end field.


I picked Rosy up from the vets just after teatime on Friday.  

The x-rays showed absolutely no problems with any of her bones so the vet thinks she has some deep muscle damage or a stretched or torn tendon.  She is on anti-inflammatories and pain relief, and she is supposed to rest for two weeks.  After the general anaesthetic she was very docile yesterday and very quiet after having the tube down her throat ... it's not like our Rosy to be quiet, she can bark more than any dog I have ever known.  So we had a day of peaceful  doggy silence, which felt very unusual, but gradually she's finding her voice again and letting the neighbourhood know that once again she's in charge of this property!!

It's nice to have her back, it's not the same on the old homestead with one of the family members missing.

I hope your weekend has been as productive and enjoyable as ours has.

Sue xx

16 comments:

  1. So pleased that Rosy has no lasting problems. I was worried about her, as readers we all get to know the animals that people write about. I have laughed and cried over all yours and also Going Gently's. Love Andie xxx

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  2. Glad about Rosy and your place looks very neat and trim. Well done for all your hard work since moving in.

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  3. Wonderful update on Rosy.

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  4. Good news for Rosy. As per another comment, it all looks so tidy and organised on the homestead.

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  5. I am glad to hear that Rosy has nothing seriously wrong. I love how a property looks, all mown and trimmed around the edges. -Jenn

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  6. I felt exactly like that about getting our Tess back from the kennels Sue - she really is a member of the family.

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  7. So pleased to hear you have Rosy back safe and sound. :)

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  8. Your property is looking good. I'm glad its nothing serious for rosy.

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  9. So glad it was nothing serious with Rosy & that she's back in her rightful place.

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  10. So glad it was nothing serious with Rosy & that she's back in her rightful place.

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  11. Pleased Rosy is OK bonewise. We too were in the garden and it looks a treat. Any advice on that weed that is sticky and grows upwards, the sort that children put on the back of each others coats?

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  12. So glad to hear it was nothing sinister for Rosy! Good news!

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  13. Glad to know Rosy will be okay, and nice work with your sorting!

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  14. Glad that there was good news for Rosy, I hope she rests up and is better soon!

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