Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Someone Laid An Egg
Today when feeding the doves I spotted this on the ground
A broken egg under the dovecot inside the netting,
I keep doing a head count and only six are out and about 1 seems to be sitting inside, is she sitting on a nest ? is she the only she ?
just over a another week then we can take the netting off.
I have spent the day grass cutting
Strimming around the vegetable area
I struggle to get the big petrol strimmer started, last week I got myself an electric one it just means I have to use extension leads, at least I can keep on top of it all now.
I just have the fruit cage to do and the area were the nut trees are, as long as I can stop weeds re-seeding I will be happy.
While I was having a cold drink I was looking at Martins ride on mower
after having a fiddle around with the controls I got it started
and set about cutting the lawn, it was good fun driving round and round, just need to rake up the cuttings, the collection box wasn't fitted to the mower, will have to get Martin to show me how to use it, now I can cut the lawn its one less job for Martin to do at the week end when he is home. Grass cutting is a never ending job that has to be done, keeping the grass down helps to reduce weeds and midges, I hope.
Next I have to learn how to drive the tractor and use the topper then I can do the fields.
We had rumbles of thunder all afternoon and the sky darkened i thought we were in for a down pour, when out walking Sol it started spitting and by the time we got home it had stopped, it amounted to nothing, it has been so muggy and hot at night I have set the fan up in the bedroom and last night slept under a sheet, it was nice to have cool nights sleep.