Horatio and Bailey have asked me to pass on their Halloween greetings to you all…
Archive for October, 2008
T’is the season and all that!
I’m sick and tired about hearing people moan about the amount of tax we pay on fuel when it’s reported that:
Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell has reported a 71% jump in its third-quarter profits, helped by record high oil prices earlier this year.
Shell earned $10.9bn (£6.6bn) between July and September – up from $6.4bn a year earlier.
Crude oil prices reached a record of $147 a barrel in July, but have since fallen back sharply.
Earlier this week, rival BP reported that its profits during the same period had more than doubled to $10bn.
SIX BILLION POUNDS? SIX BLOODY BILLION?
ARE THEY HAVING A LAUGH?
DROP THE PRICE OF FUEL, YOU BASTARDS!
… but they feel one hell of a lot older than me right now! For almost a week now, I’ve had a constant, nagging toothache that has every so often stretched all the way from my temple down to my neck, detouring to include my eye and ear. Needless to say, I have not been a happy bunny, so my apologies to anyone who has been caught the sharp end of a particularly throbbing moment!
I have tried several means of beating the pain down, from ibuprofen to (and I can’t believe I did this, yuchy yuchersome yuch yuch) lemsip. Then B suggested getting some soluble paracetamol and gargling that around the affected area. Asda didn’t have any paracetamol but they did have asprin for 24p so I’ve been gargling that since yesterday morning (not the same glass, you understand) and lo and behold, it seems to be doing the trick. So long as I drop another couple in a glass every six hours or so, all is good. Huzzah!
I’ve got an appointment with my NHS dentist in November so will hang on til then as I don’t fancy trying to find an earlier appointment anywhere else. I mean, where else is there?!
Watching the boys leaping about the place now, it’s hard to believe that there was ever a time when they couldn’t manage the basics, such as jumping in through the window. But it was only this time last year that they first plucked up the courage to give it a go:
UPDATE: All the piglets have now been taken. I’ll put up another post when I have got some more for sale. Comments are therefore closed.
UPDATE #2: As of 31/12/09, I have Kune Kune porkers and adult sows for sale: click here for more information!
I have two litters of unregistered Kune Kune piglets for sale, four aged 10 weeks, and another four aged 7 weeks. There’s an uncastrated boar in each litter, the rest are gilts. Continue reading
Well, I keep saying I hope it will be a cold winter, not a wet one and – for now at least – my wish seems to be coming true. I know we’re not getting the same weather as much of the country, but it was a cold start this morning, with ice covering windscreens (not mine! I have found the perfect frost-free place to park!) and generally making the morning a bit brrr-chilly.
This was how things looked at the farm this morning:
This is why:
But things soon warmed up in the sun and I was able to take my welly off for a bit of mutual itch-relief with Scratchy: