The PON duo explore all the damage that was caused in yesterdays storm. Uprooted trees mean worms. Sophie knows that worms are the snack you can eat between meals without ruining your appetite.
Builders, joiners and gardeners show up. The builder and joiner promise to provide quotes on repairing the shutters. They soon go. The gardeners work away with their chain saws cutting up olive and cherry trees. The PONs are keen to help but their owner is less than keen to have them close to power tools. They are encouraged inside.
The Belgian lady tells me that the Old Farmer has developed an infection after his hip replacement operation. He's running a high temperature. He'd hoped to be out of the hospital and in the nursing home next week. This timetable now looks to be unlikely.
Two hours in the garden after the tree cutters leave. A time for chasing blackbirds, barking at passing tractors and ruminating on what's important in life. As the sun sets the PON parade return for dinner. Bob gives loud voice to his happiness at having a sister to savage and chase. Normal service is almost resumed.
And if you marvel at nothing else on a February Wednesday morning, marvel at this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOxheDoks_Y