Today, with my profound apologies, I’ll have to be brief:
I’ve come down with an absolutely stinking cold & am doped up to the eyeballs with paracetamol etc – although one eyeball is also decidedly bloodshot, & excrucuatingly painful. I managed to get a hayseed lodged under my left eyelid the other day & whilst I eventually managed to get it out around dawn, it’s become increasingly painful to the extent that I literally haven’t been able to do much more than the basic chores, & start chitting my potatoes; the eye is so sore & weeping that I haven’t even been able to look up at the computer screen for more than a couple of seconds at a time.
And with the raw wind outside I ended up having to cobble together a makeshift eye patch from a cotton wool pad, a piece of kitchen roll & some micropore tape to protect it, which the goats found most amusing. So I’m afraid that unlike the previous few days’ hive of activity I haven’t been able to do much other than rest up a little – thank goodness the girls have taken pity on me, & nobody’s gone into labour. I doubt I’d have been much use…..
You could say, I felt like ‘chit’; so at least the Pink Fir Apples are on their way now.
P.S. Keep a beady eye out for the ‘Fairy Spudmother’ – alas no prizes (sorry!) for those who spot the venerable Stonehead ‘Intruder’ as soon as I can post up the ‘Pink n’ Firry-apple’ photos….heeheehee!).