Thursday, 19 April 2012

Close Ups

When it is wet and miserable
Jobs get done in a hurry
and things are not really seen.
I took my time this morning

 .Wet dogs half asleep in the kitchen

  Aquilegia vulgaris flowering In the Garden

 Boris giving me the "dead eye"

 White Bells 

 The Blind Rooster Cogburn listening to the field chatter

A rescue hen


Sat in the rain with my hoodie over my head
I have rubbed canesten cream into Buster's Comb, wattles and earlobes
He sat there calmly during it all with eyes closed
He knows it will help him.

Later despite the wet, I will plant out the first of my potatoes, onion sets, broad beans and swedes


32 comments:

  1. i thought canesten was good for thrush not chicken!

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  2. What a lovely calming post. Thank you. I loved the columbines in particular.

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  3. The close up of Boris is scary! Re. potatoes, I got mine in at the end of March. In Sheffield old allotment fellows used to say you need to get your spuds in on Good Friday.

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  4. I was told here, YP that the ground has to be warm enough for a bare bum to be sat comfortably in

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  5. Indeed, a lovely post. Except Boris freaks me out. And so does Rooster Cogburn.

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  6. Sounds like the perfect day to me. Enjoy.

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  7. Oddly enough John I was looking to see if I could find some white columbine to plant in my little garden this year. I particularly like the clementine white variety.
    I love that picture of Mabel...maybe a new header photo?

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  8. I don't know what's worse: the smell of wet dog or the smell of stinkhorns ;-) That's a great juxtoposition of photographs - with the delicate flowers and knobbly faces.

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  9. Bravo for braving the elements and spending time with your flock, and bravo for spending time mending your new cockerel. Your halo must surely be bright and shining!

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  10. Sleeping dogs... the very picture of bliss.

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  11. Boris is certainly giving you the 'evil eye' there.

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  12. A big MMMWAH for Mabel.
    Jane x

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  13. I love that you took the time to sit in the rain. I think it's good for whatever ails one. Even if nothing ails you, it's just good for the soul. And... what are swedes? Your blog has been really soothing to MY soul lately. Know that your words, thoughts, and pictures are appreciated, and make a difference.

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  14. Dog Hair in my Coffee, swedes are also known as rutabegas or turnips. Aubergines are eggplants and marrows are zucchini.

    John, i can't help thinking that Buster enjoyed just the presence of someone who cares and touching him with healing hands, and that those two things are just as important for his healing as is the cream.

    We're due for some rain, on the day i was going to do outside work or uncover the boat. I'll not complain, though, we do need the precip, and i can weed in the rain as well as the sunshine, even if i don't like it as well.

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  15. Thanks for stopping by to follow my blog. I am your newest follower. Lovely blog, I enjoyed reading through it and will be back!

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  16. What a nice calming blog. I want to kiss Mabel's nose, but she might resent the wakeup. Boris is just plain scary looking!

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  17. Thanks for the inside view of an exquisite day. Love to hear about the other side of the world--one with ours--rain and potatoes and sitting in contemplation. Perfect.

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  18. Hope the planting went well! :o)

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  19. Don't tell him I said this, but Boris looks like something out of a horror movie.

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  20. love the photos John!

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  21. Boris what a big.....wattle you have ;o)

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  22. Glad you are "fixing" Buster up!

    Nice pictures, love Mabel's nose. :-)

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  23. doc... its a snood!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Ok that first and third photo need to be on a post card! Very good :O)

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  25. Buster is very luckly to have you!

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  26. Mable is looking fetching.

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  27. Ahh, a quiet, rainy day at home with the animals sounds like heaven. I spent mine in a classroom of 9 year olds who are bouncing off the walls with spring fever.

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  28. Love the Photos John.
    Have a not so wet weekend.

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  29. great photos. We are still a month away for planting outside, though I think I will risk my potatoes in the next week or two.

    Gill

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  30. I love your animal crew! And Boris is one sexy turkey.

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