Thursday, 4 June 2015

A Break In The Shade

I've been strimming the field today. It's a backbreaking job especially in hot weather. The animals all congregate by the field gate, in the cool shade. From there they can watch  the lane, keeping an eye out for people to scare.
I sat down to eat an orange with my back against the old church wall.....and promptly fell asleep
I only woke up when Islwyn's brother stopped his landrover by the gate to ask me if we wanted an old piano!
Albert at his usual place next to Winnie

The dogs on guard




Meg day dreaming, watched by Bingley
Albert and the Ukrainian Village Hens


57 comments:

  1. Love that second photo of the dogs lined up by the gate. Beautiful.

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  2. They're all super photos, everyone looks happy to be outside.

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  3. The guards of the palace!

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  4. I'd be right there with Meg, probably daydreaming about turkey dinners...

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  5. A wonderful post John showing a tranquil day in the sleepy village of Trelawnyd. Did you want the old piano? :-)

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    1. Chris wants one......i will take a look at this one , apparently it is the old one from the village school!

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  6. I may just have to fly over there so I can walk down that lane and see those faces all rowed up to greet me.

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  7. Lovely pictures, animals do like to be near us when we work don't they :-)

    Well .... did you and the animals say yes to the piano?

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    1. Its free, so if its in decent nick, i will say yes

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  8. Love the shot of them guarding the gate x

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  9. You must have been tired to fall asleep so fast! I love all your photos but especially the one of Albert and Winnie.

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  10. What is strimming? I have to look that one up! It's great to see everyone looking so content in the sunshine, especially Bingley after his health scare a couple of months ago.

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    1. I call it weed whacking! Most folks here call it weed eating or weed trimming! It's what the lawn mower can't cut in close places. John's looks like weed clearing to me!

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    2. A strimmer is a machine with a fast rotating nylon core for cutting grass or weeds around edges, trees, difficult areas. It can have a petrol engine or electric motor and resembles an upright vacuum cleaner. Does that help?

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    3. Oh, yeah, a weed-eater. I've never heard it called a strimmer. Interesting!

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  11. Yeah- what is strimming? Oh! String trimming? Or as we call it- weed whacking?

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    1. We call it whipper snipping

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  12. There seems to be a lot of day dreaming going on in that field John.

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  13. It looks so lush and green, anyone would fall asleep against a warm stone fence.

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  14. Looks a lovely day to take nanna nap with the gang standing guard over you.

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  15. Such a peaceful menagerie.

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  16. We said yes to a piano. My husband borrowed the van and 4 big blokes from work to collect it and bring it home. The blooming thing is a tuneless (despite attempts at being tuned professionally) waste of space in the corner of the sitting room. I'd chop it up for kindling but it is fake wood! Not sure how to get rid of it now. Love the photos x

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    1. Look up "what can you do with an old piano" I have seen them made into amazing furniture. A bogs I follow had a whole post on this. You can make it work.

      cheers, parsnip

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    2. Thank you. I'm looking forward to reading this.

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  17. Such animal bliss! These pictures of animal contentment must only add to the difficulty of thinking about moving, even if it is some way off.

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  18. Nice pictures! Nothing like a little nap in the shade - too bad you got caught! Did you want the piano?

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  19. Beautiful photos of your babies John...especially Albert and Winnie.

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  20. What about a sheep or two to keep the grass down?

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  21. Went through the images several times to soak up the contentment.

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  22. That's just too idyllic - asleep against the church wall. I can see it!

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  23. love this post and pictures. Makes me want to be there, it looks so peaceful.

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  24. I also have looked over the photos many times to drink in the wonderful !
    But I like #3 because of George and the chicken. Perfect.

    Thank you for today's post.
    cheers, parsnip

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  25. I especially like the photo of your cat and Winnie, looks like they are good buddies. Now what will you do with the piano? Would it somehow make a cute planter in the garden?

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  26. Ahh, your babies out there in the sun with you, a sweet sight indeed. And sleeping against the church wall...I can see you.
    Now about the move..I missed yesterdays post, head under water for awhile. But from the beginning I felt that Trelawnyd, the most beautiful spot on the planet (as far as I know) was a byproduct of the blog. It is really about a wonderful family, you - your delightful take on life - your babies and your handsome hubby. All of that will be intact wherever you go. And I will be delighted to make the trip with you through your most wonderful blog. But thanks for sharing the news early. Being prepared for change makes it a bit easier.

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    1. And PS, I don't know what I did with with Google or blogger, or Google +...but somehow I've screwed up and my picture is gone 'till I can figure it all out....but you know how beautiful I am anyway - joke for the day!

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    2. I look forward to it returning!

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  27. Falling asleep in the cool shade after a little hard work, and your beasties standing guard sounds just perfect. I'm at work and I fell asleep at my desk. Does that count?:) Exactly what is "strimming"?

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    1. Running around cutting grass with a petrol cutter

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  28. Read your last post and I am rooting for a move back to Sheffield for you when the time comes. That would just be fab . Happy Birthday for the other day - I asked Janet to pass on my best wishes to you xxxxxx

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    1. I doubt if and when we move it will be sheffield.........i dont think you should go back

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  29. Lovely pictures. Love the rear view of the three dogs. I always miss Britain at this time of year, this helps comfort me somewhat.

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  30. Lovely photos , I love the one also with Winnie and Albert .

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  31. Nice to learn as I read the comments what strimming is.
    Love the photos and add me to the Winnie and Albert fans.

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  32. Pianos are nice, I had an old upright for quite some time. Because they are large, however, they can be difficult to get rid of, so keep that in mind.

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  33. My Dad's piano is available...it was one he learned on almost 90 years ago!! It is looking for a home.
    Really liked this post, John. A day in the life of John and the gang outside in summer. Very nice indeed.

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  34. albert and winnie...so cute!

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  35. Yes, Albert and Winnie are The Odd Couple, but a lovely couple

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  36. Looks like summer

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  37. My grandma always wanted me to learn the piano, but mum wouldn't allow a piano in the house....too old fashioned she would say.
    I remember people would donate them for the bonfire on bonfire night, I used to think it was such a waste.
    Love the pictures of the dogs, keeping an eye on you, over in the field, and I just bet Albert could give Bingley a run for his money :)
    Lovely pictures John.
    ~Jo

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  38. The demise of the piano is such a sad thing to me. People can't give them away. The last person I talked to about a piano chopped it up to burn and what couldn't be burned was put in the trash. I wanted my grandmother's, but it went to my aunt. Seems like "Grand Pianos" are still popular for decorating purposes!

    Sunny bright photos from Wales with dogs, a cat, chicks and a turkey…it makes my heart sing!

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  39. I like the second photo of the dogs. How hot is hot in Wales? It's 90 degrees or so here during the day. At almost 11 p.m., it's 78 degrees. Did you take the piano?

    Love,
    Janie

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  40. The photo of the three dog bums at the gate made my day! They look like three old ladies having a good old gossip, Lovely dogs x

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  41. looks like a lovely day all around

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  42. Love these pics, especially the doggy bums at that gate. That Bingley he is some hunka hunka turkey flesh!

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