My first night(Friday) was miserable because
could not get herself to lie down in front of her Mum’s bed!
She knew her Mum wasn’t there.
She is sixteen already and full of arthritis.
At the end, she managed.
Saturday morning.Here are some photos of my new surroundings. Cold, wet, windy. Not a good start but everything went well. Meggie had a three hours sleep in the kitchen.
This morning(Sunday) everything was much better.
Meggie waking up after her night’s sleep.
Tomorrow I’m off to school again. Hopeful that the two dogs will manage without me for some time!
My friend presented me with this tiny box!
Chocolate craft at its best.
The chocolate layer is so thin it melts away as soon as you put it in your mouth.
Each one had a delicate taste,
lime, mint, raspberry, coconut, creme Brule
Trompie inspecting everything,
every morning, during the day whenever he got the opportunity to go outside.
Some photos of the place itself.
This is the last of my house sitting on top of the hills.
I am starting another two weeks of house sitting from Friday, January 27
till February 07.
We are sitting house with Millie, Coco, Munro, miss Sally and Mr Fats.
There were many birds around.
As soon as it got light(not sunrise yet) Tui’s sang their songs.(5 am)
Tui’s also ended the day just after dark.(9.30 pm)
There was also a flock of sheep that we had to keep an eye on.
They were in a paddock not far from the house.
From the bedroom, we could see them grazing.
One day we had very heavy rain pouring down.
The movement of the running water amused Trompie.
My last one on this house sitting is going to be about Trompie inspecting everything every morning and evening.
Also the beauty of the landscape and place.
Every morning, the first thing I had to do was
feed the most important animals.
Who I fed on the front steps while
Trompie kept an eye on us through the lounge window!
He also watched the next animals we had to feed in their cage(photo left)
Then it’s the bunnies turn.
Trompie went with me to feed them,
every morning and evening.
Puma would sit and wait for us.
Then we went off for our morning walk. I had a look around if everything was okay around the farm while Trompie hunted for his extra sheep poo morning meal. Puma joined in the walk.
Trompie’s feet were usually full of seed bundles.
Before we went inside I first had to clean his feet and also dry them because we had a lot of rain.
Being a farm dog had its good sides but also its bad ones!
Not only frogs to tend but also ten hens and a cockerel.
The chicken coop was about five hundred or more meters from the homestead.
Every afternoon Trompie and I had to feed the chicks.
I collected eggs…
six to nine per day!
The chickens were very human-friendly.
They did not know anything about Trompie dangers.
One morning I took some photos of the building.
Trompie was roaming around, off the lead, for sheep poo.
Suddenly I saw the girls coming to me from the coop’s side.
Trompie suddenly saw them…
He charged. I jumped in his way:
“You don’t, you hear me!”
He stopped dead in the run.
We turned around and walked the other way, ignoring the chicks.
They kept following us.
I let them pass and they went around the corner of the building.
Trompie and I turned around and went home the other way.
Trompie was very good in listening to me.
I am very proud of him.