I wonder if we can get it for washing up...everything has a film of mineral and feels dirty. Glasses look awful.
And for me too, my skin and hair feel odd!
Venka has started to bring in the squash, but luckily so far, she hasn't sent any over to us. We asked her if she wanted some of our surplus eggs the other day....and next day she sent us some eggy bread! (And a plate of figs) Actually, I caramelised the figs and we had them on sweet eggy bread with icecream. Very nice for a change. These are the ones being harvested at the moment.
Dave had a bit of a scare while he was sitting outside the other day. Jordan was laying bricks for his new chicken shed and suddenly there was a cry and a crash and he disappeared. Off charged Dave to find he had fallen off his perch (box) but came up smiling. Dave took him a choice of stepladder to use and he got on with it. We didn't see him for a couple of days and we were worried he had hurt himself, but after speaking to Venka it seems he had to go to the dentist. Normality is back.
We have been having visits from martens nightly. They are making a lot of noise and seem to have decided our garden is their territory, they keep pooing just outside the gate. When I came down at 5.30am yesterday after being woken by them once again, there was a heck of a kaffuffle over at Venka's, lots of squawking and flapping of wings, as well as the dog barking so we are presuming the marten paid them a visit. No idea if they lost any chickens, they don't usually forget to put them away. There was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing from the neighbours, but when we tried to ask about the chickens communications broke down into hand gestures and giggles. We need to be ever vigilant though.
We were invited to a bar in the village by someone having a birthday bash. It was very kind of them, I hadn't met them before. We were almost last there as we had to wait till we could put the chickens to bed, so most were the worse for drink.. I don't enjoy bars, and I don't enjoy tiddly British middle aged ladies draping themselves all over the local lads. We didn't stay long, but it made a change from our usual early night.
In the garden the beans have had a kick start due to the rain last week. The fig has sprouted figlets ready for next year, weather permitting. It will give us an idea of which branches we need to get rid of, it's a bit like a mini forest.