Friday, April 4, 2014

The purpose of life is to fight maturity.

The irrigation 'engineer' shows up to repair the blue bomb like device that hides in the basement. He drives a Peugeot Bipper Tepee. This is a vehicle that is even less likely to get a joyriders heart racing than the Skoda. 

The 'engineer' spends an hour arc welding. A bang with a wrench and voila ! the  pressure gauge shoots to the right and stays there. Angus asks if the needle should be firmly stuck in the area marked out in red. The 'engineer' shrugs his shoulders and leaves. From having no pressure we now seem to have an irrigation device that packs enough energy to wipe out several city blocks.

No sign of the hyperactive mole. Bob and Sophie race round the field boundaries until they fall into an exhausted sleep. In the afternoon Bob goes fishing, ineptly, in the stream while Sophie heads off to her dressage class. Sophie is now quite happy to let the man who runs the dressage classes take her for a walk. Happy, that is, as long as she can see the reassuring figure of 'the font' out of the corner of  her eye.

On our 10 pm walk we find a large toad and two hedgehogs. Hedgehogs warrant high pitched squeals of delight. Toads merely get yelps.The hedgehogs are taken across the lane and released in the cow field. The toad is introduced to the drainage ditch. 'The font' wonders why we've been out so long.


  1. Hope the mole didn't drown.

    SHE would shriek in delight, if SHE saw a REAL hedgehog.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  2. Let's hope the mole is a quick learner and has figured out it's best to stay deeply buried when a certain pair of hyperactive PONs are in the vicinity.

  3. You're obviously missing our Saharan smog.

  4. The night rescue team...
    oh, all the hydraulic devices... 10 workmen later and still no one could explain me a pipe coming from our burner... as long as the thing works, lol
    Greetings from Italy very profonde Susanne, Daisy, Kiri and Dandy

  5. Two hedgehogs..alive...lovely.

  6. You need to talk to the Font. Saving toads and hedgehogs keeps our wonderful world spinning safely on its axis.

  7. Sophie is enjoying her dressage classes....we knew she was a budding DIVA, but now we're definitely gonna have a Grand DIVA on our hands.
    With the "fixed" pressure gauge stuck in the red area, does this mean that the entire garden can be watered in two seconds? These fixers who call themselves engineers leave a lot to be desired.

  8. Wait, Sophie is now studying dressage?? Hmmmm.

  9. Mole patrol, field racing, fishing and dressage classes....another wonderful day for our two favorite PONs.

    Maggie Mae and Max

  10. It's a good thing they're not interested in the toads, truth be told. I never figured Sophie for a dressage fan!

  11. And voila! Hahaha.

    Miss Sophie is looking especially pretty in photo two. A very good hair day indeed, but of course, one must look simply devine when one is skipping through tires and weaving through cones.

    1. Does Bob ever attend dressage classes? I have to say, I see him as more of a Shire Horse type, doing an honest days work pulling the plow.