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Magpies / Stumpery / Dottie

Monday 3 June, 2024

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Monday 27th May

Far better day weatherwise then forecast; mainly sunny and warm with a few showers.

We both had some desk work to do first, but then the rest of the day was spent outside in the garden. Dan carried on with riddling soil and topping up the new beds; I weeded the first bed and started to plant up the second bed. The first bed is growing away fine – nothing dead so far.

first-bedFirst bed is coming away nicely.

Cattle away / Stumpery / Bowhouse

Monday 10 June, 2024

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Monday 3rd June

Glorious day, sunny and warm with a brisk but warm breeze.

Farrier was here this morning; Mickey’s feet looked long, to me, but Scott said they were OK, they just grow differently to Smokey’s.

I brought the cows and calf in, with access to the wee paddocks, ready for tomorrow. I’ve got all the paperwork ready to go, along with all the bits and pieces we’ll no longer need.

Dan went off to play snooker at lunchtime, then we watched the Gibralter v Scotland game at the pub.Not the best performance but noone got injured.

Rain / Rose / Cushings

Monday 17 June, 2024

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Monday 10th June

More of the same weatherwise; mixed sun, cloud and showers, breezy and about 13C.

Picked up my new glasses this morning; love ‘em. Thanks to my style consultant, Tara for that.

Dan went jogging at Crombie Country Park with some chums from football. I got my exercise putting the cushion covers for our Poang IKEA chairs back on. We’ve had them forever, but it’s the first time we’ve had the covers cleaned. My goodness, they’re wearing well.

Royal Highland Show

Monday 24 June, 2024

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Monday 17th June

Found the tap in Sheepfold broken this morning; it wouldn’t turn off. Dan soon had it sorted though.

I’m taking part in a survey of omnivores for Nourish and I have to keep a food diary.  Dan made his special lentil and bacon soup. Delicious. I could eat it every day.

We weighed the kittens, because I need to pick up their wormer / flea spot on tomorrow. Dot is 3.4kg and Cooper is 4.9kg.

Dan collected Mickey’s Prascend from the vet; I gave him it in a bit of wholemeal pitta with a smear of Marmite. Seemed to work and be enjoyed. Turned them out into Far Top tonight – long grass, so less sugar. They were very happy. It looks like prairie. With rushes.

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