And in the midst of all this we're moving bits of website and some emails too!
But we can still claim we've not missed a deadline. CJS Weekly has just gone to press, digital editions will be live soon. A little short on news this week (we were slightly too busy being in the news to read and collate it all) but there are 72 new paid posts, 54 of which came direct over sixteen pages, 17 adverts for volunteer placements too.
Before the world went dark: AW writes, Our ewe Blossom is due to lamb in the middle of April. We know there are at least two from a scan but she is absolutely huge so there could be anything in there. She has been out at grazing, about half a mile away, for a couple of weeks whilst the grass has chance to recover and with luck grow a bit more at home. As the date approaches we want to make sure she is near to home with a cosy barn for comfort during and following the arrival of her babies.
She was walked on to the grazing but being so large and the in hot weather (remember last week? it was scorching, ice cream weather) we didn’t want her to have to walk back, so AW’s better half would hitch up the trailer and go and get her. Blossom and her grazing mate Keith are very tame and greedy so will usually do anything for nuts. The nuts were placed in the trailer and the sheep approached. Almost in and they realised something was afoot and tried to run, Keith escapes. Man grabs sheep, man tussles with sheep, sheep decides her legs don’t work any more and sits down. Now given the fact that she is very large, an immobile ewe is quite difficult to move but man would drag, push, pull and carry sheep to trailer. Almost in and she regains the use of her legs in one last ditch attempt at escape man has to grab sheep at a funny angle and wrenches already tender back. She is in the trailer, Keith is still free (he, although large is not close to giving birth) and can walk home.
Safely deposited at home Blossom has a slight limp and man has a very very tender back. Once snotties (small people) were in bed that evening AW would go and walk Keith home lured by nuts, in the near dark.
No, Man has not had any thanks from Blossom!
So that's it, our own little series of disasters, events and news. I think we all need another holiday of failing that chocolate, now where are those Easter eggs.
Happy Easter everyone.