Saturday, 22 May 2021

Donkeys Have More Sense.

I have never known  A Thursday in May like the one this week.  You wouldn't put a milk bottle out in that weather.

I caught the ferry and the bay was stirred up like a big jug of gravy.  Thankfully the ferry took the shorter route under the shelter of the bay and we arrived safely on the island.

It was freezing cold and I held on to my hat with my hand.  The six of us huddled next to a wall of a building waiting for the minibus.

I changed into my waterproofs and we jumped into the pickup and set off down the road to where we were working that day.  Two donkeys stood side to side with their backsides against the wind.

We took out our tools and the donkeys looked at us like we had two heads. Then they trundled off into the undergrowth of the fields and saying that we were stark raving mmm.. mad!

Imagine if someone had been on a staycation on Thursday?  Camping or booked a static caravan for the week?  There would of been no cafes open to get a warm drink or a hot meal or even a pub to get a pint.

There's a lot to be said for a sun holiday.








10 comments:

  1. Thursday was a wild one wasn't it.
    A great post Dave. You made me smile today 🙂

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  2. Wasn't it just JayCee? Unbelievable for May. Thanks for the encouragement. The donkeys had more sense than us.😊

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  3. I thought that I had already asked this question but I will ask it again: Were the donkeys wearing donkey jackets?

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  4. Yep. The wife wanted a fur coat for her birthday. So I bought her a donkey jacket.

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  5. Thank goodness for poly tunnels. At least we can still garden. Did think we would be blown away.
    Kathy

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  6. Absolutely Kathy. I have never known it to be so wet and windy like it was on Thursday. Thankfully no damage to report.

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  7. It's kagoule city with tourists here on wet days most years, so goodness knows what it's been like in some seaside towns this year. I've had most of my broad bean crop flattened by the wind and rain. Hey Ho!

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  8. Kagoule city is a great description the veg artist. We picked our first early potatoes today.

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  9. potatoes not quite ready, but we have asparagus,green leafy things and sbap pease started to produce. broad beans and french means in flower, outside everything is shivering, the outdoor asparagusbadly dmaed by frost (first time in the 30 years since they were planted
    Lost most of the apricot fruit in the tunnel due to frost, but peaches ok
    Kathy

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  10. Good to read you are already eating vegetables from your polytunnel Kathy. I also cut a cabbage from under the polythene cloche this morning.

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