March 18th, 2009

DJ - plaited!

He Obviously Hasn't Read The Weekend's Forecast!

That says that the cooler weather is returning.  While I was grooming him, he was beginning to moult ... yes, the hair is beginning to drop on his lower legs and his chest.  His new coat is obviously growing as well because he was really stressed about trying to itch where his strangles scar is ... that always occurs as the new coat is coming.

So, I have warned him, that the weekend is due to be cooler - but will he listen to me??????

Today we didn't go far - just the mile up the road and back ... and just with Toni and Smudge, as no-name wasn't very well, so Ros rode at a different tme.

Although we weren't out for long, it was "busy" as there were road-works on the road ... they were digging up where the oily patch is, so looks like DJ has got his phone calls to the Council answered!

When we got back, it was back out to his field, and he carried out his own hay (and Conrad's of course), so that saved Toni a trip out later.
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366 MEME - Day 33 - The River Neet.

A few of you commented yesterday on my picture of my shopping trip, that they could see water - It is the River Neet. This picture is taken from the far side of the previos picture, looking towards town, and thus the Atlantic Ocean.

There is a reason that I went here, other than to take a picture - hte weather is too good not to take advantage of, and just go for a short walk.



All You Need To Know About The Facts Of Life.

I have been sent this story by 4 different people - so, mayne you have already seen it.  If you haven't take a minute to read - it is worth while!

The 'Middle Wife' by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher

I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back.

When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.

Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater.

She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday'

'First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.'

She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement.

'Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts saying and going, 'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. 'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!'   (Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.)

'My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this.'   (Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.)

'And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!'   (This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water flowing away. It was too much!)

'Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe. They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, (placenta) so there must be a lot of toys inside there.'

Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat. I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'Middle Wife' comes along.

Live every day as if it is your LAST chance to make someone happy!

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