Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Bosoms Revamped


Sylvia and Irene reviewing Bosoms II
" Bosoms" my allotments are in need of a bit of a revamp.
The terrifically wet winter , badger activity and infiltration by the poultry and sheep have all taken their toll, and so I have decided to let the old vegetable beds revert back to grazing land and move the   allotments to the top of the field where drainage is better.
I shared my ideas with villager Islwyn ( a guy who loves a project) and hey presto plans had been drawn up , a digger suddenly materialised and great tracks of land were cleared much to the joy of the hens and sheep who hoovered the uncovered ground with gay abandon.
Islwyn suggested constructing a new fence seperating "bosoms" from the livestock and also noted that the church wall needs reconstructing ( he taught me how to repair other parts of the Church wall a year or two ago)....so it feels a little as though he has the bit between his teeth.....and when Islwyn has the bit between his teeth...the ONLY THING to do is to go with the flow!

Who looks worse?
I am not quite firing on all cylinders this week. ( as you can tell from the above photo of me with the blind Rooster Cogburn in which I must sadly admit that I look as rough as a donkey's dick)
My cold has returned, and I have temperature....and before you all start leaving me comments to see a doctor...I AM going back to my GP!
Hey ho

36 comments:

  1. Oh John you have been suffering recently - hope the Doc can give you a tonic !

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  2. The sad truth is, that if you don't look after yourself properly when you have a cold, it will linger. I had one that lasted from July 1963 to April 1994.

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  3. Wish I had a panacea for you, I also have a cold that keeps recurring so can't help.
    Maybe its the lack of sunshine this winter, roll on Spring.
    Hope you soon get the better of it John.
    Briony
    xx

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  4. Donkey's Dick passes as beefburgers in our neck of the woods.

    Anti B's swigged with three fingers of J.D. should see you chipper in no time.

    LLX

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  5. I'd go back and see Vet Clooney if I were you John ........ a glimpse of him will probably do you more good than the GP !!!! XXXX

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  6. I have to say John that there is a distinct similarity in those two in the photograph. Are you related in any way? Get something to clear that cold from your GP, otherwise whisky, honey, hot lemon and a couple of days in bed.

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  7. I wish I had an Ialeyn in my life to help me get my bosoms revamped.

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    1. LOLOLOL How can anyone leave a comment on here John after this one?? This should be crowned top comment of the day LOLOLOL

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  8. What exactly is "gay abandon"? When homosexual people split up at a motorway service station?...Bosoms have to be nurtured if you are to get the best out of them. And Blind Cogburn looks more handsome than you in that picture old chap!

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    1. http://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090705233049AAZpleA

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    2. Thank you for the comprehensive link. Thanks to "Yahoo" and its intellectual clientelle I am now clear about that expression. Hope you are feeling better soon John.

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  9. that rooster bears an uncanny resemblance to my ex-husband!

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  10. Please ask Islwyn if he fancies a trip over the "pond" to sort out my veggie gardens!!!

    Gill in Canada

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  11. Glad to hear things are happening on the smallholding John. We have also been mad busy ploughing and clearing and topping the rushes this week. Have you tried eating garlic cloves for your cold or even garlic capsules? The Allium family are superb.

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  12. It's about time you went to the docs - consider yourself told off !
    You certainly don't look well in that photo, I wouldn't have used the expression you did (!) but it has to be said - you need help man !

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  13. Glad you will see the doc...you have as many colors as Cogburn...going to plant in the new space?

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  14. Oh no.... I was going to tell you to drop in to that cute vet and see what HE could do for your cold lol.

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  15. Feel better yourself soon, or you and Cogburn might remain a permanent "squeeze" xx

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  16. Rough as a donkey's...? One wonders how you know this.

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    1. My thought exactly!
      Nancy in Iowa

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  17. Well, it's good to have you home, at any rate. Post London whirlwind and sad farewell, a day or two wallowing in bed with canine company may be just what you need for a re-boot. A few fingers of brandy might be just the thing to lull you into happy complacency.

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  18. What you need is a whisky all-in or a rum and black toddy!

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  19. Listen to the doctor. And do what he says. You need to be bright as a new penny.

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  20. A quick rub down with a sports newspaper should see you fine....and a glass of something tasty...feel better x

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  21. You are making Cogburn look positively sprightly John.
    Get well soon, Jx

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  22. Several years ago I saw a Donkey's Dick at full extension at a French country fair. I still haven't recovered.

    Hopefully you will recover soon from your lurgy. I can assure you that your gentle bearded visage bears no resemblance at all to the horror of the sight burned into my eyeballs at that fair.

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  23. Your rooster definitely wins this round, John.

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  24. What are the allotments ? Do several people have veggies beds on your land or it is the church land... I missed this part of your blog
    I hope you recover from this cold ! No more relapses.
    I have had a cough for 30 years and once a cold lasted one year. I have some health problems so I can understand your recurring cold ! It is no fun !

    cheers, parsnip

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  25. Boy, in that picture your cheeks look as rosy as Cogburn's comb - I wonder if it's the fever or the cold weather? Hopefully your Clooney look-alike will offer a solid remedy. Otherwise, take the advice given to you by most of your commenters - honey and whiskey! Added to tea, that can be very soothing. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  26. Cogburn's smile looks less forced. Sending healing wishes through the blogosphere to you. Heavy duty ones.

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  27. Just how rough is a donkeys dick?

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    1. Too rough to describe adequately

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    2. I was just about to ask this but see that it has already been considered. I wonder whether they're graded... like sandpaper? Ahem. Get well soon John xx

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  28. Thanks everyone for your best wishes.....
    Off to bed with some organic canine hot water bottles

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  29. I only read this because of the title...hope you recover double quick....

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  30. You refer again to the mysterious donkey's dick. I am more and more intrigued.

    I can't imagine starting all over again digging new growing beds. It's taken me eighteen years to get mine where I want them!
    Doxox

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