Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Other things today...

Went to the farm to help with the lamb feeding. Kate wants me to go up every day till they go on Sunday so that they lambs get used to me. There's still 5 to do, and they are having a lot more milk now. Seems like I'm going to be busy, well not in time really, but trips up there. They are on 5 feeds a day now. She is hoping to cut it down to four, but as she says, they are only little and 12 hours between the last feed at night and the first one the next morning is a long time. It may mean me going up there in the dark. Don't know if I fancy it to be honest, but what can I say. Being up there at 8 am is going to be hard enough, then 12, then 4, then again at 8pm. Bloody hell. If the weather is nice though I may stay up there after the 12 oclock one till 4, will have to take a book to read. Blimey! Don't think they've got wireless internet.....

Anyway, we took the dogs for a short walk, but as I'd only been out an hour, and the weather was glorious, I decided to pop to the village and get some more bird food, and take Emma down the river. It was fabulous, didn't need a coat.

I have a question of the BBC weather department - where the hell do they get their information from? I've just looked at there FAQs but it doesn't explain how they have been showing the symbol for "heavy rain" and wind speeds of 35mph for my village all day. It's been a beautiful, sunny, windless day. I think they just pick pieces of paper out of a hat and publish what it says on the website.

Heh, Emma's wet footprints on the path









Rooks nests' high up in the trees





6 comments:

Pete said...

fascinating post Jan :D

Pete said...

when I commented there was no post just a title. i can't get used to you having good weather.

i can imagine someone at bbc saying "its Jan ? must be rain"

Jan said...

I wondered what you were on about! You are quick off the mark, I was only writing the bloody blog then!

oldcrow61 said...

I think the weather department here does the same thing. We were suppose to have sun with chance of a flurry today...it's been snowing all morning. The Emma dearly loves the water. Great pictures.

Janine said...

Thats an odd sculpture. Is it a well or something? It looks eerie, like two mourning figures. Love the footprints, then her guilty expression looking up :)

Jan said...

Do you know I'm ashamed to say I've never looked closely at the sculptures to see what they are of. They are carved out of wood and are seats, I know that much. it's the barbeque area alongside the river. There were/still are other carvings of otters etc made into benches but they have rotted out now, which seems such a shame, that someone took so much time and trouble to do them, and then they weren't treated with preservative presumably. Next time I go down there, I'll take a close look to see what they depict.