We have had a vehicular themed week so far. The Polaris had got stuck in the snow in third field so Carl took the Nissan up to sort it out - which he did - but then, on the way back the Nissan tried to take a short cut sideways down the bank into first field. Lots of jacking up on one side, shoving and slightly tense looks got it back on track. Then, this morning, I did the animals and then went to get my hair done as we are gong out tonight. Rather pointless with all the rain and strong winds but I did take my bath hat to wear in he field afterwards. When I arrived back at the fields I watched a field shelter take off and land firmly against the electric fence. I was in such a rush to check no animals were involved (they were not) that I forgot to turn off my car lights.
When I went to leave the fields my battery was flat. This caused much cursing a Carl is in Devon or some such place, Sam was at work and I was stuck without comestibles or other important necessities. Then a brain wave struck - I have AA membership! Finding a mobile signal was a challenge but after only 40 minutes a lovely man arrived and, once we had locate the bonnet release catch, he got me going AND he did not seem at all phased that I had left my lights on!
Now I am going to prepare myself for an evening out and send Sam out later to sort out the shelter which I have managed to temporarily prevent from moving any further - I hope!
A better penning solution! - After a long "family illness" and a subsequent reduction of our herd, I am back to report a more recent enhancement to Easter-Wood. One of the problems we ...
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