Monday, 21 January 2013

Home Fires Burning

I left work a few hours early because I wasn't feeling too sparking.Hopefully it's not the novo virus ,(it looks as though a girl I worked with on Saturday had it)-suffice to say in the middle of a somewhat strenuous moving and handling moment I was belching like Barry Humphries' Sir Les Patterson---lovely
I do feel somewhat better now and have eaten some dry Toast ( my first food since yesterday's  lunch) after having had a few hours deep sleep.The snow has come down again, and the mini drama of life on the field has taken yet another cold turn, some of me would like to spend a few more hours under the duvet, but even in the limiting snow, there is always some small little being that needs feeding, watering and protecting
Buster and Melissa McBride safe from the snow in the shed
A lone runner braving the snow
Winnie screaming at the cold
Sorrel pissed off and cold
Irene asking for corn (below Angostrura the lone guinea fowl)

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  1. Oh, that's no good John. Hope you continue to get better. Perhaps you were overdoing it a bit?

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  2. Hope you feel better soon, John. Love those snow photos. Your place looks a lot better than our sodden mess. Everyone indoors today because too much water coming down from the sky and up from the river. Hope you are tucked up and keeping warm.

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    1. Vera, I am dreading the slight thaw... Our ground is saturated too...I have never known it so wet
      Keep dry!

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  3. No wonder all your physical exertions are taking their toll on your well-being. While wishing you a rapid return to bouncy, go-get-it health, I must enquire as to whether your recent multiple abortive blog-posting attempts have been caused by your present malaise - or is it just a case of frozen fingers? (albeit not quite so 'fishy' as Bird's Eye?)

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    1. iPad problems ray.... And I am feeling ok now thanks for asking

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  4. I saw your title and thought, "Oh crap, now he's gone and burned down the house!" So glad it's not that. Hope you're feeling completely well (thanks SO much for sharing). Urp.

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  5. I hope you are feeling ok John, did I say some nonsense some time back about liking the winter? what was I thinking, I hate this snow now.

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  6. Great pictures John. You could make a great calendar of the seasons and animals on your smallholding? Think it's soup and stew meals to keep away the colds.

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  7. Hope you are on to more than dry toast by now John. Yes, that is the downside of making animals dependent on you - you have to go out in all weathers to feed them. Mind you - coming in freezing cold is as good an excuse as I know for a drop of the hard stuff.

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  8. Winter chores make me feel so much more self congratulatory than your average chores! Deserving of that "drop of the hard stuff" as Weaver noted. Glad you are feeling better. Maybe you have work (away from home) allergies!

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  9. I hope you're feeling better John. You are so amazing that you don't neglect any of your "chillen" even though you're not well. Love the snow photos.

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  10. I don't know a single person who has the novo virus. Maybe Northern Ireland has some special immunity?

    Anyhow, hope you recover soon from whatever you're afflicted by and are soon belch-free.

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  11. Get well soon Mr! It's snowing again here, (after non stop all day yesterday) we've at least 6 inches on the ground at the moment. Boo is off school, though I have managed to steal one of her friends for the day so she won't drive me nuts. Be well, stay warm. Nx

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  12. I do hope you are well on the mend. Children and other little beings are ever and ever demanding no matter what your state! Great pictures, John -- they all made me smile :-)

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  13. Hope you're well soon...hot milk and whisky....

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  14. Seems that virus is everywhere. Hubby and I have had the coughing, stuffy noses, and general chills and aches for 3 weeks now. I think we are getting toward the end of it tho. I hope you don't get the full blown crap. We have that running rampant here also. We have used a lot of bleach to clean and lots and lots of hand sanitizer after any shopping we absolutely have to do. You do have to get your rest and take care of yourself. We have had to feed all the fur kids no matter how we feel...they are so dependent on us aren't they?

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  15. The photos are awesome John. Hoping you don't get that nasty flu. Should it be the same I had at Christmas it was nasty but did last less then 48 hours.

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  16. Get well soon ...........

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  17. Uh oh...hope you've knocked the bug out of your system.

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  18. all creatures great and small need you. and so do we. get well soon!

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  19. It hadn't occurred to me until I read this post, but what happens to the animals if you're ill?

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    1. An interesting point SP
      Last year I had a severe bout of flu and nearly killed myself doing the jobs...bless him Chris car home and took a day or two off work while I was bed bound.... If all else fails I have a couple of people in the village that would help out if I was in dire straights

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  20. Yes John as someone said above, great photos! The flu is everywhere in Canada now and we are doing our best to stay clear of is if we possibly can. I think hermits are on to something.

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  21. I love all your photos! Such cute animals :) Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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  22. Sounds belchy and horrible - get well soon. Love the pictures of your little critters.

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  23. I hope you aren't coming down with the funky nasty, John... my whole family had it the week of Christmas and we were all so miserable. *ugh*
    Love the picture of the unhappy hen~ they are so hilarious when they are pouting.
    Take your Vitamin C, and pronto! :)

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  24. I'm sorry you're feeling punk. It must be hard doing chores out in the cold and snow. Hope you perk up soon.

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  25. Love the pictures.
    Hate that you're sick, it's winter and there's snow.

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  26. Take care John.
    Thanks for more bird pics! Jx

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  27. It looks as miserable there as it does here in Ontario. Get better soon. Deb

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  28. Uh-oh. It's never good when the caretaker needs caretaking. Get well soon.

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  29. Some of your charges do look like they are upset with you.
    Get well before you get sick, John! ♥

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  30. Oh dear, it does look wintry in Wales. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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  31. So that how winter in Wales looks like : ) WE might have the same temperature here in New Jersey. What breed is Irene? Shetland?

    Stay warm!!!

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  32. Looks very similar out my window, except i don't have livestock, but 14 wild turkeys have been poking around the bird feeder most days.

    I do hope you can get some of Irene's and Sylvia's wool--Soay wool felts very, very easily, and could make things cosier for you next winter.

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  33. Keep well John, that virus is a bugger. It hit our household and is still going. I have been so weak from it that all I do is sleep.

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