The local newspaper has also been contacted this week,
Face book and twitter and other social media sites connected to BT have been posted on,
We have been in touch with the CEO of BT,
also we have been hassling Open Reach who are responsible for the line and doing the work.
Needless to say it is all falling on death ears.
We are also looking into an alternative set up.
Anyway life goes on I will try and blog a couple of times a week,
at the moment I am writing my post in the evening when I have time
then I can pop down to the shop sit outside connect to there Internet and upload.
I can occasionally pick up my e-mails through GPRS on my phone but it very often shows no service,
so please don't think I am ignoring you if your comment doesn't appear for a few days.
Back to the homestead, last week was a hectic week of visitors and not much got done
Lots of cuddling of the baby goats and giving Kara her bottle,
Kara comes looking for a bottle every time she sees us now.
I am trying to wean her on to the Alpaca supplement that she needs,
The supplement is small pellets so I am soaking it overnight to turn it into mush and adding it to her bottle
reducing the powder milk, it smells like weetabix I had to make the hole bigger in teat but she is now getting it.
The supplement provides them with minerals that are essential to them that they cant get through grazing in the UK.
The Goats have now moved into there new house,
The kids are all doing well
we have a compound area set up outside the house at the moment they are restricted to that space
This week end we will make sure all the perimeter fence of there new field is secure
we are also running some electric fencing around the top.
I am starting on the next stretch of willow hedging,
I cut back all the willow planted last year and I am using the cuttings for the next stretch of hedging.
After poo picking the Alpacas, its taken up to hedge and is being spread along the fence line in readiness for planting
Sol likes to investigate any holes uncovered
The soil is then taken back and added to the raised beds.
I do the same when I go and collect a barrow of brambles for the goats.
No point in bringing back an empty barrow.
We had a disagreement with the Chimney sweep, he came out start of the month I got him out a month earlier than we had arranged
as I was having an issue with smoke coming from the Rayburn
I don't really like the fella he is one of those who has been everywhere and done everything
anyway I left him with Martin to clean the chimney after he left we lit the Rayburn and for a couple of days it was all OK
then I got up one morning and the kitchen was full of smoke
Got hold of the sweep again and he couldn't return for 5 days
so no heating and hot water
Martin bought a set of brushes and set about clearing a blockage he found
The sweep returned 5 days later and showed him the blockage that was removed
Not even an apology he just shrugged it off
Needless to say he was sent away with his tail between his legs and will not be returning
Martin will now do the chimneys himself, since Martin did the chimney we have not had any problems.
Not having any Internet frees up a lot of time and lots of little jobs are getting done
and lots of books are being read
I will try and put a book page up when I do my next post.
The weather has been lovely this week,
lots of blue sky and sunshine during the day and good frosts at night.
Be back soon with more news.