I know that really I should be scaling my expectations down to fit in with my tiny 'plot' of garden, so that my kilos of loganberries, handfuls of beans and a few courgettes seem more like a harvest! I did manage a yummy stir fry the other day with vegetables entirely from the garden at least. One day ......
We had another fox attack last Friday. Jet had just gone out for a walk and I had just popped upstairs for a shower. The minute I stepped out of the shower, I heard my ladies screaming and flapping. I legged it downstairs grabbing a towel as I went and shot down the garden, barefoot and dripping! I didn't see the fox, but I heard him scrabbling back over the fence as I ran across the lawn. He had bitten Prim and there were feathers everywhere, but she was still alive. Of course, I was then naked (fortunately holding a towel around myself for the sake of the neighbours) and faced with 4 panic stricken chickens and one wounded and shocked chuck. I had to climb in with them to calm them all down. I have to say, I didn't expect her to survive, but I made a judgement call that we would clean up her wounds and just leave her in peace to let nature take its course. I kept applying antiseptic for a few days and gradually, she has regained strength and is still with us. I wasn't really sure what to do, but went on instinct, keeping my fingers crossed. The touching part was that once they had all calmed down, the other four formed a protective shield around her. I had half expected them to pick on her because she was weaker.
Jet is an absolute treasure. He has now lost 2 kilos and about 2 inches from his waistline and is looking in very good health. He is often complimented in the park about his lovely shiny coat. Everyone loves him and people can hardly believe how calm he is. The cats still hate him and haven't ventured downstairs in three weeks! Fortunately, they have always used my bedroom window as their 'cat flap' and I have moved their food upstairs, so it's no hardship for them really - they spend most of the day asleep on a bed anyway!
I am making VERY slow progress with clearing the clutter and other jobs around the house. I find that the summer holidays make it hard to get anything done - too many people in the house! I've also started the latest craft project, but it may take me a while!
So as you can see, compared to some other bloggers, not much of interest or import to report on really, but just pootling along slowly nibbling away at my 'to-do' list. Meanwhile, I will get my dose of excitement vicariously through reading other people's blogs :)