When I got up yesterday I was just opening the curtains when I heard a gentle tap on our french window. I’ve heard that sound before but never when the curtains were closed. Sometimes we get birds who think that they can fly through our house only to crash into the closed window [maybe Ria should clean them less?] this little Siskin knocked himself out, but was still breathing so I picked him up and kept him warm in my hand for about 10 minutes as he started to come around. Once he opened his eyes again I put him in the garden where he was well camouflaged. 15 minutes later he was flying again 🙂
Our garden is small and overrun with slugs so we asked Alois to make us a raised veggie garden. Sägewerk Hoffmann have everything to prefabricate it and even take into account the slope of the lawn 👌.
Now we just need to fill it with the autumn leaves and some good, slug egg free, potting soil and we should be good for our own organic veggies next year 😄
We were out today with Veda, on foot for a change, 🙁 as Ria has some preparation to do for a class next week. Great walk around Burg Reuland on a beautiful sunny day
Just had a beautiful sunset, didn’t last long though 🙁
On September 17th Jack would have been 15 years old. Unfortunately she had Cushing’s disease which is incurable. She was a faithful companion and had us very well trained over the years.
She kept cats out of the garden, chased thousands of tennis balls relentlessly in her younger days, kept Nelson in line when he was still alive, she owned the sofa, she was always there to jump up and greet us when we came home, she spent hundreds of hours ‘helping’ in the garden…..and she never gave up
She’s gone now but we will miss her a lot and never forget her.
Bye bye Been
Hugh is the same age as Christopher and his life was tragically and abruptly ended in a car accident.
There aren’t any words to say but I suppose we should celebrate his life rather than mourn his death, but that is not easy.
Rest in peace Hugh.
Today is Independence Day for Veda! For the first time in his life he is fully independent, he is staying in his new digs in Aachen, cooking for himself and free to do whatever he wants.