Friday, 30 October 2009

Update on the hoggy

Sad news, the lady from the hospital phoned, the little man didn't make it through the night. :(

At least he died in a warm place with his little tummy full of nice food, instead of out in the garden somewhere.

No hogs came last night again, I think they've moved on or also been killed, too early to have hibernated, especially with the mild weather. I'm actually wondering now if a rat could have bitten the little fella, although it would have had to had a very wide jaw, maybe not, only I put my webcam on last night just to see, and the rats were having a field day eating all the food bar the mealworms. I don't want to do anything about them though, as poison is not an option in my book, apart from the horrible way the rats die, it can poison other things too, so a complete no-no.

Apart from that, someone up there has got it in for me I think. I'd been trying to pick the right day to do some washing for ages. This morning, got back from the farm, it was warm, sunny, windy, so went for it. I honestly had only just hung it out, came back indoors and it started to chuck down. Can't bloody believe it. The first time its rained for about 9 days I think.

Oh yeah, and the wind turbines. Nearly forgot to mention the fact that the noise is just bloody awful up at the farm, and I can hear them slightly here in my garden, which is about 1 and a half miles away. The noise can only be described like that of a high-flying jet passing over, but it's constant. And there is also the non-stop che-donk che-donk che-donk in time with the blades rotating, like giant tumble-driers going round and round times ten. Great eh? They sent a survey form to fill in this week, I hope they like my replies, which were polite btw. They say that modern ones are silent and can't be heard against normal background noises. Fine if you live alongside a motorway or in a city, but what background noises are there in a rural farm, half a mile from the nearest road? Sheep, Cows, Birds, and just maybe the occasional tractor in the distance. I wonder how these government officials who are pro on-shore windfarms covering half of Wales would like them in their back garden? It's all about money sadly. The farmers are rubbing their hands with glee at the money they are getting for them on their land. And we are supposed to be beside ourselves with joy at the local community getting a £75,000 grant. Whoopee.

Sitting here very despondent about things, I need to sort something out about my mum, but apart from phoning a few people, I just can't do it from here, but I can't be in two places at once, and although there is the person who can stand in for a couple of days, I would need to get someone to do my animals too, and I doubt she could do that, she has a farm of her own to look after. Sigh. I've just got so much to do here too, I need to go to the docs and dentist myself, stuff needs to be done on the car, the house is filthy, and I just feel like going to bed and forgetting it all, hoping it will go away. :(


Janine said...


Eagleseagles said...

Sad when things happen like the Hoggy. Still you did your best for him.

Just caught up with October blog now, talons crossed for you and Alan.

The Farm sounds like fun - if hard work.

Sorry to hear about your Mum hope she feels better soon.

Tricia said...

((Jan)) Hope things sort themselves out for you soon.

oldcrow61 said...

Jan, I'm so sorry to hear about the little hog. I hope everything gets sorted for you soon. Hugs.