Last full day before hitting the road!
Let me start by relating the first drama of the day.
We have been giving Pip tablets morning and night since his vet visit. Not being able to get our house-sitter to continue this, the vet offered an injection to cover the time away. Being Siamese and a little high strung (lets not talk about ME beings slightly high strung over my cat) we thought since we had a nurse in the house we could give him the injection without dragging him back down to the vets.
No worries. Got the needle, instructions….
Let me quote to you from Jeffs facebook status:
“Thought giving a cat a pill was hard (Lisa & l are pros at this). Pip needed a steroid injection today. Poor fella…practically hit the ceiling and farted like no one’s business in the process . I only managed to get 0.2ml of 0.5ml into him. I totally suck as a cat nurse. So now it’s to the vet (which we were trying to avoid that stress)”
Sigh. Our gorgeous vet – bless her cotton socks – sorted Pip out and I was able to pick him up within half an hour. (AND she didn’t charge us anything!!!!! I was thrilled by her kindness) Pip was fine with me but it took a number of hours before he forgave Jeff!!!! (They are now snugged up in bed so I think all is forgiven.)
I do hate leaving him though… you can’t explain to animals how long you are going when you leave.
Back to the garden to do what I could with the time I had left.
First stop – hothouse:
A few weeds and dead chilli plants to pull and a few other seedlings to plant
Dodgy Brothers climbing frame made… putting in mini rock melons here
Also wanted some basil in the dirt too
So tiny… wonder how big they will be in a month (if they survive)
Then it was on to the duck yard garden to get the Apple Cucumbers in the ground too. The normal cucumbers dont seem to do well outside – I have those in the hothouse, but hopefully this season the apple cucumbers will go crazy again.
Another Dodgy Brothers climbing frame created!
No time to dig the whole patch… holes dug, mushroom compost shoved in, seedlings planted, covers put on! (And watered)
Pause – admire potatoes
And snow peas – that look a lot happier with being tied back and shelter
The three mystery pumpkins I planted the other day are looking splendid!
ooooo – and check out this parting present from the strawberry patch!
Mind you, early in the season I am always fighting the millipedes for the first ones!
OK – that about wraps things up! Must get on and do my final little tasks before bed.
Next time we speak it will be from the Land of the Rising Sun! (I hope)