vendredi 24 juin 2011

Heart-breaking

Last night lots of strimming and some weeding - then the realisation that there was only one hen. The fox has taken the cockerel and three hens whilst I was away. With two building projects, the farm and frequent trips to the UK something had to snap eventually. I can't do it all by myself and there are only so many favours you can ask of neighbours before they refuse. When I get behind with looking after the land and animals I find it heart-breaking. Nature takes back all my hard work so quickly. I have no doubts about my love for Susie and going to live with her, Jasper and Ruby, but abandoning full-time occupation here in favour of monthly visits (even if it is only for a few years) will be the hardest thing I've done in a very long time.

Today more strimming and a big day at Pont mostly painting (after decorating at Susie's with dulux trade it's shocking how utterly crap and stupidly expensive french paint is - I'd get better opacity painting semi skimmed milk on the wall and at least it doesn't cost £50 for 2.5 litres) and sealing windows. It has to be finished, photographed and on the market by Monday when the extension works resume. I will be there again tomorrow after some scything in the morning. Now for some more pointing.

2 commentaires :

penny a dit…

"... abandoning full-time occupation here in favour of monthly visits will be the hardest thing I've done in a very long time."

Stunned that you can do it, to be honest, but you will do it. For the love of a good woman, I guess anything, including the biggest sacrifices, becomes possible.

Lee a dit…

Susie is someone very special. I love her deeply.