Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Phew............

Wow its been a wild couple of days, glad its all easing up again weather wise.
We got off lightly
 After getting back with Sol from his walk I noticed the Turkey shed had lost a window,
I grabbed a sheet of ply and headed down armed with the drill and did a quick repair, at lest they would be safe for the night so I thought.
When I went back out to shut them in along with the chickens it had just got dark about 5-30
I could Turkeys peeping I scanned around with my torch and found the turkeys all out in the field
A quick look at there run and I could see it had been demolished.
At that point the rain came down
So there I was in the rain and gale force wind trying to catch a dozen turkeys by torch light
Needless to say the air was blue it was not fun and not something I want to do again in a hurry
 I took these photos this morning
this sort of fencing is suppose to stand up to the wind its mesh
 so the wind should just blow through it.
 It was too windy this morning to deal wit it so the turkeys were left shut in until the wind died down
this afternoon I managed to do a temporary repair and they got a few hours outside.
 Walking Sol down the woods this afternoon, there was only one casualty, we have got off fairly lightly compared to other parts of the country.
Thank goodness I don't rely on electric for heating and cooking, we had lots of power flickers yesterday, but didn't have any big loss, many parts of wales lost power with cables down and some were still without this morning.

I am waiting for a Tesco delivery, I had £21 of vouchers to use also some money off vouchers and they sent me a voucher for free delivery and £12 off an on line shop
£48 of shopping for £12 a good saving all I have coming is lots of basics butter, milk sugar and such like.

P.S. my delivery has just arrived and there was a further £2.29 off the total with the brand guarantee, so now it is total came to £47.21 with discounts on vouchers it came to just under £10
 I can live with that :-) 

21 comments:

  1. Well done you on battling with all that by yourself. But I suppose when you're on your own you have no choice. I know I have had to learn or at least try to do some things myself when OH is out at work at night, case of having to.

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    1. If anything is going to go wrong it always waits until Martin has gone away to work

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  2. It's been windy here but nothing like that. Glad you got the turkeys sorted out, I think you deserved a glass of something warming after that.

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  3. Dawn you are a true trooper....you must have been shattered. What a fantastic result re the shop, Pam will be proud of you.xx

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    1. chasing turkeys in the dark battling against the weather is shattering, I had aches in places i didnt realise I had places

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  4. Sorry about that wind damage and trouble with the turkeys Dawn, but just comfort yourself with the tales you will have to tell next Summer.

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    1. It could have been a lot worse thankfully it was only the run nothing that couldnt be put right

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  5. I am glad that you got all sorted after the storm. We had the lights flickering here yesterday, but they stayed on thankfully. No fun is it! xx

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    1. its always a worry the next morning to see what damage has been done

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  6. A good haul from Mr T, nothing quite like a bargain to give you that feel good factor. Well done on rounding up the Turkeys, they will taste al the better when you get to eat them.

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    1. We are only having one turkey, the others are to be sold

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  7. You are a real rancher. The turkeys are lucky to have someone who can turn their hand to anything in order to keep them safe. There is something satisfying about beating the supermarkets and getting a load of shopping at rock bottom prices.

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    1. It is great getting shopping for next to nothing, I use vouchers to stock up on basics as there is very little food wise I am buying in now

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  8. So turkeys will get off the roost and run around or did the run come down before they roosted?

    It was so dark inside the barn last night I managed to leave two hens out. They were kinda miffed at me this morning.

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    1. the run came down must have been just before roosting time, there doorway was blacked with the fencing and couldnt get in,I did a head count as I was catching them to make sure they were all accounted for,
      I bet your chooks were miffed that will teach them not to hang about at bedtime

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  9. Very well done with the post-wind repairs, and the shop!

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  10. Blimey that all sounds far too exciting - you did amazingly well to catch them all in those conditions. I can almost hear you now ..... :~ x

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  11. Good you got all the turkeys back. Great job on the grocery shopping. Wish we could get our groceries delivered. What a busy life you have.

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  12. Do you think you could make your font a bit bigger, I would love to keep reading of your days adventures but find that the typing is too small, thanks for your consideration in this matter.

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    1. I have made it larger on this post for you, if I remember I will try and keep it like this :-)

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