|Scorchio! This was Met Éireann's short-range forecast for|
4pm today (29th May)
|A pleasant surprise in the polytunnel. I don't remember |
Of course, our Help-X volunteer, Laura, who hails from the South of France, is a bit disparaging of our 'heat'; she is more used to 40ºC as 'hot' but we let her away with that as she is still a brilliant help, an absolute boon, a very easy to please guest and very pleasant company. Her current jobs-of-choice are anything to do with mowing and keeping the garden bits spick and span.
|This much-abused broom is finally doing colour|
|Laura's new admirer - the male turkey|
follows her everywhere. Here she is
actually bring tea out to us but it looks
like she is fetching him some!
|Sorry poor photo (bad phone) but can you just |
see the 3 foot roundel target 450 feet away down
this path? Nor can I.
|Another fun target for the new outdoor season.|
You have to shoot this life-size fox at 40 feet but
THROUGH the car tyre. In front of the stand is a
little owl-model at 20 feet if you need a warm-up.
|3 of Shtumpy's new babies.|
|Laura cooked us this superb apple tart.|
This will, we hope, be followed by the 14 duck eggs in the incubator, due 'out' Thursday or soon there after. These are a mix of Sue and Rob's Muscovy ducks (the big meaty, bi-colour birds who are half way to being geese) and our last Khaki-Campbell eggs from just before the final female was out-foxed, plus a few KCs from Sue and Rob to make up the numbers. I don't know what % success to expect here - our KCs have been very low and these are the first Muscovies any of us have tried - but if we get all 14 we will be feeling a bit over-run. Fortunately, it is most unlikely. We may be lucky to get any.
|When the politics goes the way you want it to....|
|Montana putting on a good show.|
|Shtumpy's first hatch,.|