Friday, 28 September 2012

Home To Roost

The mellow nostalgic melancholy of yesterday is still lurking there.
The weather has a lot to do with it,
It remains wet and dull and grey this morning.
I thought that this photo would lighten the gloom

I have just remembered that Albert was up on the kitchen table earlier, licking the butter off the butter knife when I was leaving the house at dawn to take Chris down for the train.
I have just used the knife without thinking to butter my bagel.
It'll do my immunity some good.

Last week a chap from across the valley dropped off five point of lay warrens for me.
Earlier in the year we fell into a  conversation about my runners, and as a favour I gave him a load of duck eggs over a month or so period. He offered to pay for them but I refused saying
"You do me a favour sometime"
A week or so ago I saw his wife at the feed shop. We chatted about this and that and I mentioned to her that my egg production was dire.
A few days later he dropped off five new laying warrens for me
"Just returning the favour" he said kindly.
 
Earlier in the week another chance meeting allowed someone I know having a good moan to me about their lot . It was something and nothing really, a case of the right person at the right time.
But the following day a couple of jars of jam was left on the doorstep.
"a small thank you for listening"
Unnecessary but rather sweet....

and yet again the RFWF has just dropped off another huge bag of wood shavings at the field gate. The hens will sleep snugly tonight.......

When the weather is dire, muddy dog paw prints have covered the only clean bit of floor in the kitchen yet again and the cat has been licking your butter knife with a gob covered with mouse body parts...its nice to think that some good deeds come home to roost

Have a nice Weekend


30 comments:

  1. oh I love that sort of pay back - genuine & thoughtful.
    Love the photo especially with the woman in the background.
    Have spent the morning so far looking for our new kitten. Missing presumed.... somewhere in the kitchen, but have had the whole room in pieces !

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  2. One wonders if the Giant Stingray hasn't got THREE APPENDAGES.

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  3. Is that a dolphin behaving inappropriately with 3 women at the same time?

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  4. Yes, agree that it is reassuring to have a friend to talk with, even if there is nothing of substance to discuss. Have a nice weekend Nx

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  5. I love the pics you pop in the blog for your posts.

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  6. If we all passed our favour on rather than return them, the world would be a better place!

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  7. Passing it on it a brilliant concept. And you said yourself that Albert was generously ensuring your immune system got a boost so that cannot count on the negative side of the equation.

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  8. Higgins licks his ass and bits and then has a taste of coffee from the whoa-man's mug. Reckon he's sharing some medical benefits? Or maybe he's just washing his mouth out. ;P

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  9. At least Albert only licks the knife, my MIL's cat licks the butter :-Z

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  10. Sun in Southport for the moment -- hope it comes to you soon! In the meantime, watch out for butter knives!

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  11. Tee-hee. My cat likes the butter every chance she gets!

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  12. no idea what to say as we don't have a cat............obviously cats love butter though, I wonder why?

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  13. I think you live in heaven...all these wonderful people! Or perhaps you just bring the best out of them....

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  14. That little bit of extra protein in your butter will give you the strength to clean up the muddy paw prints in the kitchen. Isn't the universe a wonderful place?

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  15. I'm sure the dodgy butter knife will do your immune system the world of good. We're all far too obsessed with hygiene nowadays. I frequently retrieve bits of food from the kitchen floor and I've never been healthier....

    How nice to get all those unexpected returned favours.

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  16. At first I thought that was a photo from your recent stay in Spain...then realized I didn't know that chap in the background after all.

    I love the way you are able to focus on the bright side, at least in print. Your gray, rainy weather would drive me batty. I hope you and Chris had a quiet, cozy drive this dark morning while Albert enjoyed his toast with butter, hold the toast.

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  17. What a nice bunch of neighbors you have! It sounds like you share everything.

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  18. You are loved and appreciated John. Always good to hear it, eh?

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  19. I dunno. The butter knife licking incident pales into insignificance compared to being french-kissed by a dog who has just spent the last half hour vigorously washing her arse.....

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  20. Nice that you have some new hens. People do appreciate a good heart.

    :-) Gotta love Albert! No harm there.

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  21. Sounds like a rather nice day on the whole.

    My kitchen floor looks as though i never pay any attention to it despite my daily sweeping. Since Jim's arrival, he's found countless dust bunnies and leaves them about for me or to play with later.

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  22. All those little acts of kindness make life so much sweeter...

    I keep a stash of scrub/chemo caps at work that we can give to patients being treated for cancer...so many women not wanting to deal with wigs...lately I've been making wild fleece caps for winter...we never tell the patients who makes them...just some "nice lady"...it makes us happy and the patients too...win/win

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  23. How nice... I think... given the cat-licked knife and the fact that I only barely understand what "five point of lay warrens" are.

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    1. 5 (=5)
      point of lay (= chickens that are now women)
      warrens ( =red hens)
      hope that helps

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  24. This village of yours sounds so nice...I like hearing how people there are so involved and kind.

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    1. hello eric
      nice to see you are still alive

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  25. Oh, and I love the pic, I saw it posted on FB yesterday and had a good laugh.

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  26. Do you ever use money in your village John? it seems like the bartering and sharing system is working well enough without it.

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  27. Oh, damn. Don't get tapeworms!

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  28. Oh that's a lovely post. I suppose a little kitty spit won't hurt you. My Dr. Wilson laughed at my lady because after she got done kissing those sheep he told her they had giardia. hee hee hee

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