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September 5th 2021.

Mother nature is really cranking up the heat today. 24C probably a bit more in full sun, which we were in, Sam and I, this afternoon ( more on that shortly)
This morning then, Sam and Marysia and I again... guess what?! we have Marysia in sanctuary for the next TWO weeks! now that is good news as it means I am no longer a one-man-band with the daily work. We got all the jobs done and finished nice and early.
AND THEN...
Pete headed for the yard around 11am, his mission to do as much rubber mat kickboarding as possible with the fitting screws we had to hand, he has done a handsome job and the front of the barn is now protected, the inner will be done over the next couple of days once he has bought another 100 of the screws. Our most sincere and grateful thanks go to Samantha Brenchley-Shoults and the company she works with for these so very necessary items here, we are so grateful.
Around 11.30am I headed to the yard, charged strimmer to hand. I went and sacrificed another dollop of docks to the great god of horseflies! ( actually cutting down docks has reduced our influx of said beasties to almost zero (Y) ) Sam arrived just before midday and then she and I spend the next solid 3 hours labelling and packing the tack/rug sale items... on the 19th you will be thrilled at what we have up for grabs here!
I may have gotten a little sun cremated today 🥵🥵 I know I was pleased to get finished and back home.
The residents have spent most of the day in the barns and shelters out of the pesky black flies and heat, they are not out of the woods yet... there is more heat, much more heat! ahead.
Picture from both Sam and I this evening... seeing our lovely Swallows beginning to line up on the wires is making me a bit sad....another Summer coming to an end.

July 27th 2021

July 27th, 2021.
Another day over, another cracking dollop of thunder and minor flood event, another good sweep out of the middle meadow shelter - it sure has a clean floor this year!
The morning consisted of usual jobs and then into the office. Going through a set aside box I found a very old file and inside it were *shock and horror* deceased residents passports packed to post!!! Ooops! anyway all now rectified and on their merry - if over due - way to be 'accounted' I have no idea what I was thinking when I boxed them other than I may have scooped them up along with other files and then completely forgotten about them. Oh well they haven't been eating anything nor in the grand scale of life is it a mortal sin! That done I then did my most hated job, filing but it's all done and up to date... for now.

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I thought, about 2pm, that I might go back to sanctuary for an extra hour and strim docks etc...at this point the skies duly opened and it poured down! usual time it was then...on our way up the drive we looked out across our lovely neighbours field and saw.....well the picture shows you exactly what..
 
Footnote, Chris, Amy and I only got a small damping doing the second shift, while it thundered and tiddled down overhead.

July 28th, 2021.

Rain/sun/rain/rain/rain/THUNDER/rain that was the main part of our today... no big deal and nice that it felt cooler if humid.
Larry and Eric muzzled and on track with Willow. They are back on the bare paddock overnight but it was good to see them heading off this morning and knowing they have plenty of shade plus their shelter if needed.
 

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The back bunch got the longer gone over grazing, again judging by droppings a fair bit of time was spend avoiding the heavy downpours so they've not been stuffing all day. They too are restricted overnight.
Tea in sunshine but not for long, it's since poured again 
 
I want to re-jig the fencing on the back meadow - we'll see what tomorrow brings for that job.
 

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