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Adjustments all round

May 24 2021
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Sneaking a peek at Aunty Biscuits computer there is a file on it marked cow errors.  I think this has something to do with her current project so I decided to “accidently” open it with a well placed paw.  I manged to read as far as not enough white and nose not even before Harrier sounded the alarm call.  It also looks like we are going to have a new addition to the family if he passes all the human and canine tests.  I’m told he is a german shepherd dog, but Harrier and I are not convinced that he is the same species as us as he is absolutely huge.  He is more like a mobile bearskin rug! To be fair he seems to know his place in the pack and is trying to fit in so we might let him stay..

Radishes and cows

May 09 2021
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What is it with radishes?   You plant them in lovely neat (ish) rows and the flipping things pop up randomly all over the place.  I think it is the blackbird that sneaks into the polytunnel and pulls up worms.  It may be Harrier who has occasionally been known to jump onto one of the raised beds.  I totally refute any suggestion that I might have disturbed anything whilst checking the firmness of the soil.  Aunty Biscuit meanwhile is working on a cows nostrils in pink yarn.

Yuck!

May 08 2021
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The weather continues to be somewhat miserable although we did see a marvellous rainbow the other day which lifted spirits a touch.  A number of years ago Aunty Biscuit painted clouds on her bedroom wall, apparently you do them with the edge of the paintbrush for fluffiness and run a touch of lilac and grey through to give a bit of depth and dimension.  Harrier and I were wondering if she will do something similar for a jumper design, time will tell.

Another job off the list

Apr 27 2021
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The bean frame is now finished, it looks absolutely huge to me as it is over six feet tall, I wonder how Mum is going to harvest any right at the top of it.  Aunty Biscuit meanwhile had been working on a pattern of a sitting dog from behind but it has been shelved for now due to tail and ear problems.  Not everything works at first especially as knitting stitches are V shaped so sometimes it is better to leave it for a while and then revisit it.  Harrier and I meanwhile have both retreated under blankets as it is cold and miserable outside.

Busy, busy

Apr 24 2021
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We have had a hectic week.  My computer temporarily died and had to go away for a while but it is fixed now.  The cover is now firmly back on the polytunnel with a few modifications and a large amount of duct tape in a variety of colours.  Three of the raised beds have now been planted and the radishes in the cloches are now ready and a few have been eaten already.  Aunty Biscuit was supposed to be painting the pallet with wheels underneath it, she painted herself, the top of an old wheelie bin that the pallet was resting on and then the pallet itself in that order.  Mum found this hilarious until today when in the process of making and varnishing a bean and pea climbing frame she also managed to varnish her fringe.  She has now also made a thing to stop me going into the polytunnel and digging in one of the raised beds.  (Guilty as charged, I left little paw marks amongst the corn salad seedlings but at least she has promised to dig out my paddl ...

Easy come easy go

Apr 14 2021
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First things first, the peacock wandered off the day after it had visited and the power is confirmed as due to go off tomorrow but we never did establish the exact species of woodpecker. The smallish blue double knitting project is looking suspiciously like a 24 inch chest jumper. The back and sleeves have now been done and it would appear from the sketches and graph paper lying around that the motif for the front needs firming up.  All four raised beds have the wood in place and are in the process of being filled.  Harrier and I have dug a few holes in the general vicinity just to add a bit of a challenge for wheelbarrow pushers.

Avian adventures

Apr 07 2021
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We have had a random peacock turned up today! They are a very beautiful creature with amazing   iridescent colours but sound horrible.  I’m sure that it will inspire either Mum or Aunty Biscuit to do something at some point, even if it doesn’t stay here, meanwhile Harrier and I are keeping an eye on it from the other side of the fence.  We are also are expecting the power to be switched off at some point next week whilst they replace a pole on neighbouring land which has suffered woodpecker damage.  The exact species of woodpecker has not been divulged, nor the extent of the damage.

A long break

Apr 04 2021
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It seems ages since I have reported back on the goings on, I blame it on the humans not leaving a computer where I could get my paws on it.  (I.T. difficulties are always a good excuse!) Much of the activities have centred around outdoors despite the variable weather.  Three raised beds have now been constructed and a fourth one is scheduled for construction this week.  Bed three however still needs to be filled. Fortunately, the horses have always been very good at producing copious amounts of manure so there is a plentiful supply of it which has been well rotted over the past few years.  The hens had been confined to barracks due to bird flu restrictions but they are now allowed out and causing chaos.  The daffodils are currently providing a glorious display of colour with little splashes of hyacinths here and there.  Mum has painted and put up nine......

Confused

Feb 28 2021
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The current jumper has now been completed and Aunty Biscuit is happy with it.  I then discovered a piece of rectangular graph paper marked upside down paw.  This it seems to be for a pair of tv socks to go with the jumper.  The as they are knitted from the ankle down to the foot the patterns are the other way round, although why she doesn’t just turn the original bit upside down is a mystery to me.  Meanwhile I am sorry to report that in the very high winds last week the polytunnel cover blew off.  Fortunately the beds had just been manured up and levelled ready for planting and only 4 tomato plants had been set away in the house so nothing has been lost.  The tomatoes are an experimental striped salad variety so we will see how they go on.

Weekend activities

Feb 07 2021
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Aunty Biscuit has cast off the first sleeve of her current jumper project and is now trying to summon up the will to cast on the second one.  I did think that the weather forecast would have been conducive to finishing the whole thing, but the anticipated several inches of snow has either bypassed us or not arrived yet hence time has been spent on other things.  Prudence meanwhile has reported in that Aunty V is doing something experimental with a soft drinks bottle and modelling clay, details as yet are very vague but we hope to hear more in the near future.