Saturday, 30 April 2011

Calmer now

This is what the lambs should have been after yesterdays fiasco. But today my lovely hubby is putting electric fence up around the back of the garden, so they should stay in and eat the grass, and make my life calmer. Ihad been putting them back in the garden for the last few days on and off, and the novelty had worn thin!!

Had bbq last night with friends which was nice, and got friends here for lunch today, so just off to make a cake.

Friday, 29 April 2011

GRRRRR Rage time

Hmm, bet that title got you interested. People think that living on a farm (we are actually 2 miles away from the farm, but in the country) must be so lovely. THINK AGAIN. This is my morning. Woke up, thought oh, could go on the wii fit everyone is in bed, apart from hubby who had to go to work ON A BANK HOLIDAY!!!!!Get out of bed and get semi dressed, then hear the tv is on, and one of the kids already up. So ok, plan foiled. Decide to go on laptop and have some breakfast. Look out of the window, and see 5 lambs in the chicken run, one tangled up in the electric fencing netting (not connected, as no battery).So I slowly meander to the front door to go out - actually who am I trying to kid!! I run out of the front door in a rage (surprising that) to assist the lovely little lambs out. It's annoying because they are in a massive back garden with loads of long grass, which we want them to eat, as our lawn mower has broken. So by the time they spot me coming, with that look of evil intent in my eye, they are running, and of course, they run in the chicken run, so I expect the eggs are broken now. I manage to get them out, without hurting any of them, though I am sorely tempted. One of them tangled itself up in the wire, which is flexible wire so it won't cut them, but it was struggling so much it had it tangled around it's neck, and was trying to run. So after I got it out, while inwardly trying not to swear out loud (kids might hear) the flipping things had completely trashed the electric fencing. So after I chased them like a maniac back into the garden, I had to put the chicken fence back up, not easy, as the ground has cobble stones in and there are not many soft bits to push the fence in.

Then I had to drive down to our local town with one of the girls to drop her off to a drama rehearsal, about 7 miles away. I got back and sat down at the dining table with a well deserved coffee and some toast. Ate my breakfast and then looked out of the window. I DON'T BELIEVE IT, I saw the little blighters climbing over the hedge of our garden into a field. I ran out into the garden (I am so entering the 100m dash) and then had to open hurdles, and grab a stick, and chase them round the field. Got them in, and blow me , 2 missing!!! Saw them in the hedge, I am so glad I don't have a shotgun, because I would have just shot them in the hedge, I was so irritated (blocked goals, I know). Anyway had to do some sheep pyschology, if I move away from the hedge, and feed the others and pretend I don't mind them being in the hedge, they will come back in the garden. Which after a few minutes and death threats from me, they did. So then I have blocked the hole in the hedge with garden chairs. As I'm typing this, I could hear the dulcit tones of a little lamb bleating, I looked out of the window. I DON'T BELIEVE IT. One lamb is out, near my washing line. It did only take me 30 seconds to get it back in. I think it knew that it had pushed me to the edge of reason. If it wasn't so early, I'd crack open the wine. Think I had better knit a bit to soothe my nerves. The only good thing about lambs, are lamb kebabs and fleeces!!!It has made me realise - I so have anger issues. Hope you all have a lovely day.xx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Easter Holiday

Happy Easter to my loyal readers. Been busy today, well this morning, knitting. I had a lovely time, trying to crack on with my number one daughters cable cardigan. Got up to the armhole, so the end of the back is in sight. Yesterday, I managed to finish the front of the long grey waistcoat, so only one more piece to do. I am just trying to finish things on the needles. I won't necessarily finish the whole garment, just the piece that is on the needles. I am also trudging on with my friendship shawl, don't think that will be finished quickly, but I try and do some every week.

I managed to spend my knitting voucher, and bought some lovely wool by Lang, it's sock yarn, and lovely colours ranging from reds, greens, rust, mustard it's really nice.

Got lots of changes going on around here, will blog more, when I know more. Happy knitting

Saturday, 9 April 2011


It's so lovely to wake up with the sun shining. It's just after 9 and I have pegged my washing out, made a cake and caught up on reading some blogs too. The girls want to go to town today, so I am taxi service again. We are on a money saving mission, which means I have to spend about 3 hours in town too, just to save petrol driving back and forwards. It's 7 miles to town, so better to do 14 miles, than 28. We have a 7 seater, so petrol is costing a fortune. I don't mind, as I will probably go and sit down near the sea and knit. I will have a mooch in the library, maybe even pick up a couple of knitting books, as they seem to have loads in there at the moment. Also I can go and have a lovely long look around the wool shop, and decide what to spend my voucher on. Very exciting. Well washing machine has finished again, so better go and peg some more washing out. Hope you have a fun day (that's to my number one daugher!!)

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Mothers Day

Mother's Day is really overrated. The kids feel they have to buy something, and end up getting charged more flowers etc. Anyway I told my kids not to buy anything, as I would rather they were just nice for the day!!But I did get some surprises. A lovely cook book, the hair bikers family cookbook, some lovely tea towels that look like orla kieley, a ceramic travel mug, and my 16 year old (bless her) bought me a £10 voucher for the wool shop in town. I am so looking forward to Thursday to be able to go and browse and choose something lovely.

Have been busy knitting baby hats. 2 strawberries and a cupcake. Quite sweet, but bit fiddly, as I had to try and juggle the pattern at the same time as knitting, but they are all finished now.

Knitted one glove of another pair of the Louisa Harding gloves in Riot, in shades of grey. They are nice but I prefer the multi coloured ones. Last night I sat and watched a couple of episodes of spooks and knitted some more of my friendship shawl. Sometimes you just need easy knitting to do while watching tv.

My hubby has finished lambing now, I did help a bit,  but not much this year. Last year of lambing for now. Won't say too much, but changes are in the air!!Happy knitting.