More Adventures Of Domino The Smallholding Cat And A Poem About The Wind.
Here's our Domino busy tree climbing this morning. Who needs a gymnasium if you are a cat? That's a willow tree he's climbing in. They call it the 'Salix' here in Ireland. Which happens to be it's real Latin name. They also call the airing cupboard the 'hot press'. And (never start a sentence with and) they often say they are going for the 'messages' if they are going shopping. It's strange and incredibly interesting the regional differences and words we have in the British Isles.
The two storms of the last week have been very frightening. I have never known noise like the thunder and lightning storm we had the other Wednesday. It sounded like World War Three.
I talked to a middle aged farmer the other day. Says he had never seen or heard storms quite like them in his life. The storms look like they are to be a regular visitor. I often wish we had built a cellar when we built our little cottage in the countryside next to the sea. Somewhere to go in a storm. We live ten minutes walk from the bay. Luckily we have cliffs above the sea. Also it means that the land can drain via the streams into the sea.
I remembered a poem from years a go the other night. It's called 'Wind' by Ted Hughes. He talks about the house being far out at sea all night. Thanks to You Tube and the people who put these poems on it for our viewing.
Another storm is heading our way tonight...the third in so many weeksReplyDelete
I am getting a little tired of it all
Rural living is not for the faint hearted during the winter. I hate the gale too! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Looks like Domino's enjoying the weather. Raggy cat used to sit in trees a lot, noticed a cock pheasant one evening sitting on a branch about 15' up, the next evening Raggy cat's sitting in exactly the same place.ReplyDelete
Another storm here this morning, wind's gone round to South East, unusual, but every bit a s strong. River's well up, just about 2' off breaking out, looking very brown and threatening. And (never start a sentence with and) I'm agreeing with the farmer, never heard gales sounding the same, weird.
John's right as well, I think everybody's getting weary of it all, can't remember the last time the gales went on for so long.
I feel sorry for the sailors, just hoping the fishing fleet's tied up on safe moorings.
Good weather to be indoors with lentil soup and lamb hot-pot.
Raggy cat came in earlier, very wet and bedraggled, asked for biccies and milk, then asleep on my chair. Moved now, the fire's on.
A cheeky Robin keeps sitting on the shrubs in our back garden. He's probably not the only one. Rather like when somebody sees a rat again and thinks its the one they saw the other day. Domino keeps attempting to catch the Robin but so far he's not managed. He caught a mouse the other day and decided to play with it for a while. We distracted Domino for a split second and the mouse lived to survive another day. I hate it when they play with live mice instead of just killing them.ReplyDelete
Incredibly mild here. Bracken the Shetland is still out in the fields. He's got a shelter and he's grown a very long coat. He's also doing a very good job keeping the grass clipped and removing the old straggly pasture.
Supposed to be storms for the next month. I can understand why so many people emigrate to warmer climates.
Thankfully the fishermen have sonar and computer technology to warn of storms.
A good hotpot, soup or stew is just what you need this weather. A nice glass of Brandy also helps wash it down. I usually have a can of Newcastle Brown.
Terrier a sleep next to range.
Haven't seen "our" robin for a few weeks, hope Raggy cat hasn't caught it, it was a cheerful little soul, quite tame as well. There's a few on the cycle track not far away, they're fairly tame as well, must be used with people walking dogs all day, it's a very popular walk.ReplyDelete
Know what you mean about the cats toying with their catch before the eat it, psychopaths, but it's nature I suppose, they all do it.
I think Bracken will be quite happy in your field with a shelter, it's probably better than the Shetlands where they developed to withstand the harsher climate.
Saw the New Year in, a few fireworks went off in the distance, but nothing else special, watched The Godfather, then The Godfather 2, it finished at 0400, must have been a good film to keep me up so late. A glass or two of the excellent bottle of port No 2 son gave me at Christmas and a bag of popcorn.
Weather abated a bit today, still blowy and raining but not as bad, wind gone round to East, so very cold.
Raggy cat put out then came in with the new year, put out again at 0400, still waiting at 0630 to get back in. Hedonistic little sod.
Happy New Year, Cumbrian. You are right about cats being psychopaths. Did you see the Lynx cats on Countryfile?ReplyDelete
Watched Christmas Tudor Farm the other night. Loved the two Oxen pulling the hay cart. My father used to tell me how he use to look after five year old bullocks when he was a youngster. They must have been built like Rugby League prop forwards.
Cattle prices are very bad at the moment. Back 150 Euro per head. Might be a good idea to buy a few cheaper ones while they are not doing so well. Farming is always swings and roundabouts.
A good film and port and popcorn sounds just the ticket during the wet and windy winter. Gales supposed to return tonight.
Terrier and cat sharing their breakfast this morning. Both heads next to each other.
Yes, I watched the Tudor Monastery Farm Christmas edition, must have been bloody hard work in those days, but then there was plenty of bodies "many hands making light work"ReplyDelete
Must have missed the lynx though, watched the Christmas special, Countryfile is something I make time to watch every week, so maybe it was on a different programme.
There's no accounting for auction prices, bull calves to £300 a head at last sale, 18 Dec (British Blue), butchers paying just over £2 per kg for beef animals. So 150 Euro sounds cheap, might be a good idea to invest in a couple if you've got enough big bales left?
Another stormy morning here as predicted, biggest tide of the month high water about 1:00 pm, it looked savage at 10:00 am and only half tide, but the river seems down a bit. Wheelie bins blowing over, hope they empty them today.
Raggy cat developing a liking for the indoor life, its excursions seem to be getting shorter.
The comraderie must have been brilliant also, Cumbrian. Think the word 'Holiday comes from 'Holy Day'. There was always time for celebrating saints days. They have medieval banquets at Bunratty castle in Clare for the tourists. Don't think there will be any ploughing going on at the moment.ReplyDelete
Electric went off again last night. Rather surreal feeling sat there drinking a can of Newcastle Brown ale in candle light. Makes you realize how much we are dependent on electricity.
Big cattle are back 150 Euros. I reckon it's a combination of the factories tightening prices and the livestock ferries not running.
Lots of road surfaces wrecked here with the weather. Hope you are OK?
𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬/ 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐫𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐬 / 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐃𝐫. Kham. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐏𝐄𝐒) 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬. 𝐢 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧-𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐏𝐄𝐒 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐃𝐫. Kham 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐇𝐒𝐕-𝟐 𝐬𝐨 𝐢 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐃𝐫. Kham 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐢 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲! 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐢𝐦, 𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐚 (UPS 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞)𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟑 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬! 𝐢 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 (𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆) 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝! 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢 𝐚𝐦 𝐬𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐰! 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐢 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐚𝐝𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐢𝐦 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐞! 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐨𝐧 dr.khamcaregiver@𝐠𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥.𝐜𝐨𝐦 𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐬-𝐚𝐩𝐩 +𝟐𝟑𝟒8159922297 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 him on his website: drkhamherbalhealingcenter.wordpress.com/ReplyDelete
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