Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween (again)

Horatio and Bailey have asked me to pass on their Halloween greetings to you all…

Bailey - 17 October 2008

Bailey - 17 October 2008

Horatio (devil cat) - 18 October 2008

Horatio (devil cat) - 18 October 2008

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Happy Halloween

T’is the season and all that!

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Oil bandits on the take again

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.

Source: BBC

SIX BILLION POUNDS? SIX BLOODY BILLION?

ARE THEY HAVING A LAUGH?

DROP THE PRICE OF FUEL, YOU BASTARDS!

Not as young as my teeth…

… 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?!

One small step for a cat…

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:

Hey, look at me! I made it! - 29 October 2007

Hey, look at me! I made it! - 29 October 2007

How did you get up there? - 29 October 2007

How did you get up there? - 29 October 2007

Waddya mean this ain't the way *you* did it?! - 29 October 2007

Waddya mean this ain't the way *you* did it?! - 29 October 2007

Er, so how do we get down? - 29 October 2007

Er, so how do we get down? - 29 October 2007

Awww, bless!

Unregistered Kune Kune piglets for sale

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

Winter is coming

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:

Frost - 29 October 2008

Frost - 29 October 2008

This is why:

Thick ice on Bailey and Brini's water bucket - 29 October 2008

Thick ice on Bailey and Brini's water bucket - 29 October 2008

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:

Ah, that's better! - 29 October 2008

Ah, that's better! - 29 October 2008