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waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #960 on: July 08, 2017, 09:01:44 pm »
Feeling miserable today, just split off with a friend who started to bully me :(  On the plus side had a new heifer calf born this afternoon and sold our old van to some mechanics, so not too bad after all! :)
the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, loving concern.

smhowie

  • Joined May 2014
  • irvine, ayrshire, scotland
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #961 on: July 08, 2017, 09:16:52 pm »
today mainly at flyball competition, same again tomorrow

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #962 on: July 09, 2017, 08:52:34 pm »
Demolishing an old portakabin type building that's on its last legs (a theme applicable here ) making room and looking for my going back to work head as the holiday is over  :(

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #963 on: August 05, 2017, 04:54:56 pm »
been getting in the  :poo:
I know you will laugh......

Its been a crazy struggle of a week at work , so the weekend and the jobs on the farm are a welcome change,however,
The 50year old tractors power steering pipe fractured a while ago , I made a temporary repair some 6 years ago. And so it came to pass that the remaining steel pipe rotted through and I meed a replacement pipe ,  Thinking its best to get the proper part this time I nip down to the ford dealer and the part number is instantly found and yes its available, in America but can be shipped over. I am exited at the prospect until the store man utters that phrase we all dread “ Holy F*** “ and writes down on the pad the total cost.....£572,87 , I repeat the sacred chant and decide a trip to Aberdeen to get one made up next week


Its a sunny afternoon, ideal to replenish the pig ark's bedding, and so in a pair of shorts and bare chested to catch the rays I set off to do the job . After all the recent rain there is a bit of  a quagmire, well enormous really, I navigate this with a fork full of straw and as I turn I find I am stuck in the mud,truly stuck, I better point out I am awaiting bi lateral knee replacement and have a long term ear /balance issue. Pulling the left leg is pointless as the joint is separating so I abandon the boot ( reluctantly ) the right leg is no better and boot left to continue filling with mud, now in just a pair of shorts and the dressings for my leg ulcers I make headway of a few inches and as if in slow motion fall forwards in to the mire...........    all of me .
Having recovered My self I crawl back to the yard where Mrs RTB hoses me down with the coldest of cold water available , and there standing in the yard naked the final insult , I have picked up a tick .
You may join Mrs RTB in laughing, maybe tomorrow I'll get my sense of humor back .

Jullienne

  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #964 on: August 12, 2017, 11:13:04 pm »
hahahahahahaha. Sorry buit you did say laugh @Rupert the bear ;)

Not much been going on tbh, getting ready to split up sheep from lambs. Lambs weren't the best growers this year, so will be putting cake down for them ::) caught a horrible cold, so been popping pain killers all day :(
boast not yourself of tomorrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth. Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. proverbs 27 verses 1-2.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
    • Facebook
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #965 on: August 12, 2017, 11:37:59 pm »
Oh I would have loved to have seen this. (Not so sure about you naked though). Did you manage to retrieve your boots or your dignity?  :roflanim: :roflanim:

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #966 on: August 13, 2017, 02:40:59 am »
Boots recovered by pigs,  dignity only just,  the ability to walk ,about an hour ago but only because the medication wore off. Waiting for new lot to take effect and then back to bed under the supervision of the currently wet ginger cat.
 Oh and I never knew my GP could laugh so loudly............  or the nurses.

Why are the smallest of pill the most potent ?


cans

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #967 on: August 25, 2017, 01:48:32 pm »
Trying to figure out what day it is   ???

Worked some extra days lately and I am struggling to keep up with what I am supposed to be doing when and where   

 :idea: if today is Friday then it is our Brownie trip tomorrow    :tired:

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #968 on: August 25, 2017, 07:01:34 pm »
Trying to figure out what day it is   ???

Worked some extra days lately and I am struggling to keep up with what I am supposed to be doing when and where   

 :idea: if today is Friday then it is our Brownie trip tomorrow    :tired:
I'm having that trouble as well at the moment , getting forgetful and a wee bit confused and so tired, than goodness its Friday

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #969 on: August 27, 2017, 03:11:56 pm »
A bad night last night , so I've  been up since 2am washed the cars , done some wood work, moved some hay, changed the pigs bedding and now will join them for a wee nap, oh and the youngest dog has stolen my walking stick  :huff:

Just out of interest does anyone now what a " normal" life is like ?

cans

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #970 on: August 27, 2017, 03:59:39 pm »
Work
And recovering from yesterday  :tired:


RTB
Normal is .............  :thinking:
Need to get back to you on that one

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #971 on: August 27, 2017, 04:59:45 pm »
Dosing and tidying up sheep. Sorting out fat ram lambs from store ram lambs, either to sell privately or through market. Making the most of this brilliant weather by tidying up and mowing the garden. Bad weather hits tomorrow, just really thankful the rest of the hay bales are all done and dusted! Winter is sorted, I hope!!!  :relief:
the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, loving concern.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #972 on: August 27, 2017, 08:57:02 pm »
Had a superb kip in the ark , the girls  :pig:  must think I'm nuts ( probably the rest of you too ) sat out side in the sun afterwards and just watched the birds, just had a nice hot shower and off to bed with that clean sheets feeling ( and the medication  :innocent:  ) hopefully a good night ahead, If I can find my thinking head in the morning  :roflanim:  I may go to work  :fc:

Sweet dreams folks

Alex_

  • Joined Jul 2016
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #973 on: August 30, 2017, 11:11:27 am »
Crazy busy few days here. Put a new patio in and levelled the old one. I have also started processing my Muscovy ducks. It took me ages to skin and gut 6. I have 12 more for next weekend

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #974 on: August 30, 2017, 05:21:16 pm »
attending my hospital appointment, then went to mcdonalds for a mocha frappe, cheeky! ;) Now I am going to take some pics of some ram lambs for someone, make some dinner and finally relax beofre going out to checlk/feed animals. Helped mum clean a bit today, grandparents are visiting tomorrow, staying until monday, as they are going to see my great uncle down south, as he is unwell :( Beautiful sunshine means a lot of washing to do... Excuse me guys :D
the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, loving concern.

 

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