Monday, 29 March 2010

Meet the new arrival


We have a new arrival here, meet Cassie (which may change) she is a 7 month old cross between a Dogue de Bordeux  (French Mastiff) and a Bull mastiff. The young couple who had her couldn't keep her as they had just started a family. We brought her home on Saturdayto start her new life with us.

We were worried about Boris accepting her but as you can see there doesn't seem to be a problem.

I was also quite concerned that she would be stressed out by the move and wouldn't settle in quickly but as you can see she seems to have made herself at home.

Of course somethings are very new to her such as chickens, she real isn't sure what to make of them. Boris of course just finds them mildly annoying  and can't understand what all the excitement is all about.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Sunshine and Flowers... At last!!


What a lovely start to the week, bright sunshine and snowdrops in bloom in the garden. I actually managed to spend half an hour out there chopping down some brambles. It never fails to amaze me everything out there seems to be dormant but the brambles just keep going.

Over the weekend the weather was terrible, There was flooding all around this area, the floodplanes around Huntingdon and St Ives are underwater where the Great Ouse has burst it's banks. The garden was flooded in places.


As you can see the hens decided to keep their feet dry.
We had water coming in through the roof of our utility room which meant putting on my waterproofs, getting up there and doing some repairs, hopefully it is fixed now but we won't know until the next storm.