Sunday, 4 September 2016

A Touch Of Sadness

Last week one of the Doves went missing, they always hang around together, I thought that a bird of prey of which we have lots around had taken it.
Last night I could hear a noise in the flue of of the wood burner
Martin took off the cover of the soot box 
Inside was the missing Dove, it must have fallen down the chimney 5 days ago
It was still alive only just, it took a little sip of water but it was to little too late and it passed away.
We are going to put a cage on top of the chimney to prevent any further accidents.
 
On a happy note
Sol had a play date the other date 
 Sol and Fizzle often meet up on there walks
 and have got to know each other, Fizzle is a young dog and very bouncy compared to Sol who is an old timer, they had a great time playing tag, although Sol became very possessive over his ball and tormented Fizzle with it.
Yesterday the rains came which was a shame as it was carnival day in the village
I had my little market stall, 
The rain didn't stop the villagers coming out and enjoying the,
 event. 
It was also slaughter day for the two Billies yesterday, today Martin has to get them butchered, a long day for him, I will be in the kitchen baking and when needed I will armed with bags and labels to do the packaging.
 
Diary
Saturday October 30th 1982
Fixed power line to caravan, Fixed light on the front porch, went to Carmarthen shopping bought groceries, 2 vests 2 pairs of pants and 2 pairs of socks for John, John and Douglas went to St Clear and bought Kew power washer £700, came home Richard and Cheryl arrived 7 mins past 8pm, had supper.
Bula had disappeared found her in bedroom under chest of drawers.
John bought hose pipe and Douglas bought tough black wheelbarrow.
 

 

20 comments:

  1. So very sorry to hear about the dove, Dawn. Curried goat on the menu soon?!

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    1. We did one goat the other month and had curried goat, these two are spoken for else were

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  2. Sad about the dove, but we learn by our mistakes don't we Dawn?

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    1. Yes we do the doves are always sitting on the chimney its a shame they dont learn

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  3. Shame about the dove, curiosity got the better of it. I've never tasted goat but I know a lot of people rave about it.

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  4. Poor dove...we've had swallows fly out of our woodburner years ago...very surprising. x

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    1. I had a few starlings at the other house end up in the log burner when it wasnt lit of course

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  5. How sad, poor dove, but how lovely to see the dogs playing together xx

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    1. It is nice that Sol has a friend who can come and play and behaves with the other animals

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  6. Awww the poor little thing. That is so sad.
    Two gorgeous black doggies enjoying some fun. So lovely to see.
    I've never eaten goat and don't know if I could but then you never know until you try it.
    Your stall looks great-x-

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  7. Awww, I am so sorry that you lost one of your doves.

    God bless.

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    1. we did only plan on six but ended up with seven now back to six again

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  8. I'm sorry about the dove Dawn. But nice to see the dogs playing. Your stall looks lovely!

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    1. Thank you I did enjoy setting up my stall this time :-)

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  9. I love the idea of keeping doves/pigeons to eat, because I love the idea of semi wild animals being kept for food but still allowed to act naturally, of course this has it's downside as well. I've fitted cages to some of my chimneys to stop the jackdaws but I still need to do two more yet, they love to nest on the them and then fall down!

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    1. we had a cage fitted to the Rayburn one when the chimney was done, the other chimney is not very accessible, but Martin is going to get up there.

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  10. Sorry for your loss, well cared-for animals need love too don't they? (even if you eat them).
    Would love to try some of your goat meat, have only had it twice before, once in a Jamaican curry and once as ribs!

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  11. As above, sorry to hear of the dove. The cage will prevent it happening again.
    I love to see the pics of Sol, he's just like Buddy who is an old timer too. Gorgeous boys.

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