and it’s still raining.
At least it’s a bit warmer today though.
We hope to go window shopping later and see what’s available in the shed market.
Being Sunday, opening hours are 10am to 4pm, but reading reports in the press over the last couple of days, it’s possible those restrictions will be lifted ‘temporarily’ to kickstart the economy. If that happens, I can see it becoming part of the ‘new normal’. It won’t make any difference to the queues though as people will just have longer hours available in which to wait.
We planted some more radishes and beetroot yesterday in the greenhouse and all this rain is doing the rest of the garden some good. The three water butts are now full which will save on our water bill. We had the latest quarter’s bill this week and it was just out of budget by a few pence. Not really surprising considering we’d been showering Maggie every day for the past week, had extra wash loads and due to the heat and empty water butts, watering the garden. There was a price increase on April 1st too, so it all adds up.
At last the council are investigating the deaths of 8 Canada geese in the park. It is believed that because the water levels are so low, they are ‘upending’ to feed on the poisonous algae at the bottom. They emptied the lake last year to remove it but never filled the lake up to its full capacity, so this has had a knock on effect and could also explain why we have only one small brood of goslings and no sign of any ducklings at all now as they couldn’t get in and out of the water.
What’s on the agenda for today then?
Once again it’s a lot of not much other than walking the dog. She is still crunchy so will be having another ‘end’ shower today. She’s had a little bit of breakfast and her first meds.
My challenge now is to tempt her appetite towards her own food rather than ours, but, whatever it takes. At least she is sleeping well at night as well as during the day which can only help with the healing process.