|Do you see that! Blue sky! Shame it|
arrived too late to actually see the sun.
Cold tonight I guess
|A common sight here, a logging lorry. These double trailer|
vehicles are quite scary at times, especially if you meet
them on a narrow snowy road
|Our shyest alpaca, Turbjørn. Well|
when I say shy, I mean to humans,
anything else and he is first to
have a look
Our alpacas are getting bolder, at least with Ian who feeds them, even the shyest of them comes up close for feed time now. I think it has something to do with the fact that Ian holds the bowl for him, so the others can't nick his food. They are also animals with a lot of curiosity. Ian was chipping away at the ice outside their abode as the snow has been melting all week and he was using the mattock to chip away at it and all three alpacas stood around watching what he was doing. They often come to have a look when he is working nearby, I think they must be afraid of missing out on something. Rather like our cats who used to follow us on our walks, just in case there was something to see of interest, almost like a dog.
|The road around the back of our apartment block, sheer ice|
|My task today, to tidy this room, it|
is tidy honest! Well tidier than it was
|One of our cockerels. He didn't develop as quickly as the|
other one, but still looking a fine handsome bird.
“There’s a particular type of fungus, known as mycorrhizae, that is one of the most extraordinary living things on this planet. It forms in undisturbed soils and builds vast networks between the various elements that make up a forest, holding the soils together, increasing the plants’ abilities to scavenge nutrients, hold onto water, recycle debris, restore degraded soils. It allows the various plants to send messages to each other, such as to warn about the arrival of pests and diseases." (Rob Hopkins: Transition Culture)In other words this humble organism brings nourishment and deals with the bad things in life bringing restoration, it also communicates important messages. So are you called to be a fungus? It is a pretty important role if you are.
|One of our egg layers. Yes we have at least two layers now,|
as we have been having two eggs a day for the past three
Pamplona locksmiths who have voted not to work with the banks to change locks on foreclosed homes. A brave move as it affects 10% of their earnings, but they did not feel they could continue to be on the side of the banks and how they dealt with their reckless lending practices in the cases where it had gone wrong. They could not face being part of the cause of putting any more people out on the streets. As they pointed out, they may have lost some income, but they have recovered their honour and dignity. I have great admiration for their decision and the brave move by the locksmith that initiated the vote.
And just to see how funny they look, here
is a video of the chickens bathing