Hello, how are you? I’m good. I did have a visit to get a routine blood test this last week. It’s one of those where you have to fast beforehand, in my case nothing to eat or drink (except water) from 6.30pm the night before, so I was ready for something to eat and drink by the time it was done. I also made the most of my trip to return some library books and do a few other things whilst in town. I’ll be able to get the results in a couple of days, although if there’s anything to worry about I’m sure they’ll be in touch. It’s just routine, so I’m not expecting anything unusual.
I’m writing this section on Sunday morning (I often write bits and pieces in these post in the week before they go live rather than waiting until Monday morning), the wind is howling around outside as Storm Ciara is battering the Country. So far no problems.
[Update: We seem to have come through relatively unscathed, the roof is still on the house and the allotment shed is still in one piece. Other places have not been so lucky.]
Work’s been chugging along pretty nicely this week, got quite a bit done and have set various things up for the coming weeks.
I read So Disdained by Nevil Shute this week, another one of my library haul from last week. It started off very slowly but turned into a good read once the story got going a bit. Not sure what’s going to be next, but happily I have plenty to choose from.
We’ve had a sparrowhawk in our garden a few times over the past few weeks. I think he’s been trying his luck on our neighbours bird feeder, and if he’s unsuccessful uses our garden as an alternate landing spot. I managed to catch a few seconds of video of him this week.
This video has been around quite a bit this week. The full story can be found here.
Great post here by Amy Brady, on her love of Star Trek but how it didn’t cover climate change.
Build your own bird feeder that uses facial recognition to count the birds visiting.
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An interesting video there, about the coyote and badger. But, it isn’t all that surprising to see. Out here, on the prairie, you see many strange foraging partners in the animal kingdom. We have coyotes and badgers sharing the same hunting grounds. But I’ve also seen a fox and magpie hunting team, and a skunk with a cat as a traveling partner.
When you spend as much time as we do, just sitting and observing – mostly just watching our chickens and geese go about their daily lives – you tend to see many interesting things in nature. We’ve also noticed many interesting changes in weather patterns over the last five years we’ve been out here that others don’t seem to notice. They aren’t talking about it in the news and I don’t think they want to, either.
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