Saturday, June 1, 2013
Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.
Much excitement. A green tractor, a green van with orange flashing lights and a white truck carrying a small mechanical excavator appear. They roll through the village first one way, then the other. The convoy does a 'u turn' at the crossroads and parks opposite the old widows house. A group of chain smoking workmen emerge and put out roadwork signs at either end of the lane . The cows look at them. Amid some confusion the small mechanical excavator is unloaded. The workmen argue, then go for a two hour lunch break.
In the afternoon the workmen dig a hole . They then stop to examine it. Happy the hole is in the right place a trench is dug. This is then immediately filled in .Warning markers are placed around it. The workmen block the lane with their vehicles. Around four they pack up and leave.
Bob and Sophie also dig a hole then fall asleep.
Five months old in a week and a half. Today we must go down to the vets to discuss THOSE operations. Sophie or Bob first ? How will we keep one quiet and recuperating while the other is full of energy ? Is five months the right age for both of them ?