Monday, 26 March 2012

Can't Start, Won't Start!

Yes, it's that time of year again, when the savanna needs cutting...

Mr. Rat decided to make a nest under my mower and was not a happy ratty when I moved it. Bloody little sod (rather big actually) used to make foraging expeditions into the greenhouse to chew up bits of string and stuff to make his house! A trail of debris led right back to the mower.

Anyway, here's a step by step guide on how to resurrect your petrol mower after a long cold winter. Click to zoom in as per...

Note to self: Never push a mower around for hours in long grass after f**king your back up trying to pull start a knackered petrol mower all morning. Unless you're ok with hobbling around in your pants the next day 'cause you can't get your jeans on!

Monday, 19 March 2012

More than I can chew?

I probably shouldn't post about this right now as there's a whole bunch of stuff that can go wrong yet, but...

Let's play pig farmer. Yay! You be the pig and I'll feed you swill...
...I can't wait. See I might be getting a little piglet in the near future and that's about the most exciting thing to happen this year (God, that's so sad, lol). But I don't care, I'm dead excited about it. And it's all your fault (those of you who have had pigs lately).

There's this plot of ground see, about 1/4 acre big opposite my plots which last year had some Jacob sheep roaming around on it. The guy who rents this field was going to get rid of it all this year but I stopped him one night and said, "Hey, don't be too hasty - hows about you and me keep some pigs for a pig keeping experiment this year?" Just said it, just like that, without actually really thinking it through properly and not expecting him to say yes at all. F**k me if he didn't bite my hand off!

So now there's three of us up there, all going to have a pig each. These pigs are for the table, so to speak, so the trend I have to warm to the animals I have will have to be tempered a bit. Quite a bit I would imagine.

Light reading. Sending it off is going to be tricky, I can see it now...
I've spoken to the pig breeder (Glouscestershire Old Spots) who says he has a litter of weaners that will be ready in about six weeks. Plenty of time to do some much needed POW stylie fencing, build a pig ark, sort the paperwork etc,.

What with the bees suddenly on the go and loads to do anyway over the busy Spring (and having to actually earn some money!) I should be ok provided I don't sleep until the end of Autumn.

Does viagra help keep you awake or just up all night?


Saturday, 17 March 2012


Logged on this morning to find that is now!

Which has totally f**ked up some gadgets and stuff.

Another classic 'do it first and worry about the destruction later' issue from the chaps at Blogger...

Anyone else feel like a guinea pig?