Just a quick blog today, after trying to blog unsuccessfully yesterday, when I had the time, I felt I ought to whack something on today even though now I am pushed for time. Not only that but I was up all night hiding in a barn and have not had much sleep since, splendid, off to work again shortly for another late one.
Still the massed ranks of the Mighty Patou herd do not require much from me at the moment as they gather themselves for the rapidly approaching 'birthing season'. The girls are all lounging around for most of the time and soon will be readying themselves for the final push. We're getting very excited as usual here as we await to see what the girls, with a big help from the boys involved, will produce for us this year. Jack of Spades and Cambridge Columbus are in the frame this year. We await with eager anticipation!
RIGHT, A QUICK AND FURIOUS RANT! WHY, WHY, WHY, WHEN I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF DOING SOMETHING ON THE LAPTOP DOES IT FEEL THE NEED TO SHUTDOWN SO THAT SOME SO CALLED 'UPDATES' CAN BE INSTALLED! WHAT UPDATES? WHY NOW? I DIDN'T ASK FOR ANY BLOODY UPDATES! WITHOUT WARNING THE ARSE OF A COMPUTER JUST DECIDES 'RIGHT THAT'S YOUR LOT FOR THE TIME BEING I AM GOING TO SHUT DOWN AND INSTALL SOME UPDATES' WHAT ARE THEY? CAN ANYONE TELL ME?
I TELL YOU WHAT, IT TOOK ALL THE WILL POWER I COULD MUSTER TO STOP MYSELF FROM GIVING THE BLOODY LAPTOP AN UPDATE OF MY OWN, AN UPDATE INVOLVING EITHER A HAMMER, A WINDOW A STONE WALL OR A DUSTBIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had no warning (sorry, enough shouting) and I have no idea what these updates are. Not a clue. If anybody can throw any light on the subject I would be interested to know.
Right moving on. Next week I will betaking a small (but perfectly formed show team to the Devon County Show). Sue and Angus are staying at home so I will be throwing the tent and the barbecue in the back of the Discovery, along with enough provisions for me and the team for three days and off we go. Heading up the Team will be the team leader, Qjori who is just getting better and better as his fleece grows. He looks great.
He has now covered 5 females in the Patou herd and all five are spitting off nicely. The boy seems to be hitting the spot! All but one with just one mating.
Lastly a picture that I have been trying to squeeze in for a while of the egg production unit here in Patouland.
Patou Lulu (well why not), Patou Doodle and Patou Dottie, on the front doorstep demanding their evening treat of mixed corn.
Yep, life is looking pretty good here.