Sunday, 1 September 2019

16 tons and what do you get?

Hello Woofers!

Here we are again, Daisy, Holly, Miss Wendy and Eric de Ferret!

Sorry about yesterday, full details later!

Now, Eric is in deep poo with The Missus 'cos he had a chew of one of her very expensive Craft Mats!

He is in such deep poo that she is thinking of having another 'Ferret Raffle' however, this time it won't be a bottle of giggle juice as a prize, it will be a ferret called Eric!

She can be soooo Hard sometimes!

We took Eric out with us this morning 'cos the sun was shining and there were some lovely clouds up in the sky and we know that both Old Two Legs and Eric love clouds, well the pair of them stand there with their noses pointing skywards and saying things like .....'Oh! That one looks like a ferret!'

Daft or wot?

That one looks like Wendy!
Now, excuses time.

Yesterday OTL got involved in searching for roots of a nasty plant that has managed to kill off a load of water plants we had in the garden pond. To begin with, OTL dug up enough of this plant roots to half fill a Wheelie Bin and after leaving the ground for a week or two he went back to see  if he could find any more, which he did!

So, yesterday he was digging and sorting and chasing roost all over the place. By the time he got indoors he was moaning about his aching back and burnt neck and sore fingers where he had been digging and poking and pulling stuff out of the ground!

After clearing everything away and eating dinner, he fell asleep until it was time to go to bed!

So, that's the reason I didn't appear yesterday!

It looked like this yesterday!
 So, today he was out there again after walking us Woofers and cleaning the ferret cage.

It was interesting to see just how many insects there were visiting or hiding under the rocks. Plus of course, frogs!

There were small, medium and largish frogs diving into the pond when OTL got too near with the garden fork or rake!

We were also visited by butterfly's from the plants next door!

Eh! Got anything worth eating here?
Now, the pond digging thing is not only to get rid of a marauding plant but also to take out two Water Lilly plants that had got just too big for the pond, plus, OTL wanted a 'Boggy Area' where he could attract water margin type of plants.

Half way through digging out the 'Water Margin' section.
After shovelling a massive amount of earth plus digging out more roots, he managed to create a patch that could take in water from the pond and still remain boggy if the level in the pond dropped.

Using his trusty mallet, he created a gap in the earth lining and slowly the water trickled in and we had a good patch of wet stuff that could be planted with reeds and water type plants!

I declare this dam formally Breached!
Lunchtime he packed up for the day cos the F1 racing was on at ten past two, so, off we went down the sea shore and we spotted the Blackberry Plants just about ripened, well most of them and there they were, Two Legs, plastic boxes in their paws, collecting Blackberries to make jam, tarts or wine!

All of which us woofers do not like!

Well, they look pretty but taste like Yuk!
Tomorrow OTL will be back out again, landscaping the pond and creating a rocky vista around the edge of the Boggy Bit!

See you tomorrow.


Daisy, Holly, Miss Wendy and Eric de Ferret.