27 March 2014

Tommy's Return

Last night I had to go and collect Tommy from the vets - or at least whats left of him. On the one hand it was very very sad but on the other its sort of better because at least he is back where he belongs and the only place he ever wanted to be even though the condition in which he returned is no substitute for the original Tommy.

Below is Tommy in his little wooden box along with some cards from the vets and flowers from Vicki all of which were a really nice gestures and much appreciated as have been all your comments.


The card received from the vets a few days after they took him away.

The card that came with the remains of Tommy.

The flowers that Vicki did for him.

24 March 2014

Cider making and walkies in the woodss

Today busied myself making some mixed berry cider, I've been brewing ale for a while now but this is the first time of making cider so it will be interesting to see how it turns out. This is a mixed berry variety and comes in a kit so I wasn't crushing apples all day, it was just a matter of mixing the ingredients.

The cider kit.

After this was done it was past lunch time so I decided to take Tess for a walk in the woods where we had a picnic in the sunshine. This was a place Tommy never went as we have only just discovered it so things weren't to bad.

Some Wood Anemones we spotted along the way.

A nice place for a picnic, and apparently its also a nice place to play ball - can you spot it?

23 March 2014

Happy Birthday Mum

Today is my mum's birthday so me and Vicki are going down to visit for the day and take her some presents of course. While we are there we will meet up with the rest of the family for lunch in a local pub.

22 March 2014

Rest In Peace Tommy

I'm sorry to have to tell you all that my dog Tommy had to be put to sleep yesterday afternoon. From what the vet told us it would seem that he became a victim of dementia, for sure he was nothing like the Tommy you see in these pictures which is a shame as he was the best companion a man ever could wish for.

Getting in the beer.

He loved to relax in the garden.

His angry face.

Always one to one to appreciate a letter.

21 March 2014

Another new pond

‎On inspecting the sheep this morning I noticed the construction of another pond on the estate, this is the second that I know of this year.

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

A nice start to the day.

The start of a crisp clear morning and time to plan my day.

20 March 2014

Those Silly Cameras.

No one could ever accuse Tess of being a poser as it's very rare to see a picture of her looking so intently at the camera. more often than not all you get is a blur of black and white or a willful avoidance of the camera. She really can't be bothered with those silly camera things, to her they are just a waste of time which could be spent playing ball.

7 March 2014

Pollinating Apricots.

‎This past week the Apricot tree in the conservatory has come into flower so for a short while I have the daily task of pollinating the flowers with my rabbits tail on a a stick. If I didn't do this there would be little or no fruit as there aren't many pollinating insects around at this time of year.

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