Being the only ‘non birder’ in residence has made for an interesting time for me over the last 5 weeks. I’m fairly certain that birding is not a hobby that you can catch but even I find myself asking what certain birds are or scanning the sky for something ‘unusual’. Sadly, being as I know pretty much nothing about birds, the likelihood of me actually being able to identify a ‘rare’ bird is fairly slim, but I feel as though I should make the effort to join in!
While the boys are birding/ building and doing general manly things, I am employed with the task of feeding them (and the guests). This is no mean feat! Rick seems to have the most impressive appetite and douses everything with chilli sauce. I’m surprised he hasn’t taken to putting it in the mammoth portions of porridge that he has for breakfast!!
Rael has also been intent on using the tractor to plough the fields ready for the potato planting. Sadly, as I am writing this I have had news that this task hasn’t been going too smoothly. Firstly, the tractor has got stuck. Secondly, the rescue attempt using the Land Rover has er... also failed, with the Land Rover breaking down! I sure that all of this will please our resident perfectionist immensely!! The awful thing is he only has about 20 yards of field left to do!!
I have learnt quite quickly that in these matters it is best to observe from a distance and not comment!!
Anyway, Pumpkin awaits her walk to see which other neighbours she can disturb! So long for now!!