Friday, 15 January 2010
Well we are having fun, first of all it snowed on Monday night and all through most of Tuesday, so the work outside ground to a halt again and poor Holly could not get her car out, and Mike could not get on the roof, and now we are up to our ******** in soggy grey slush!! Not nice, and Sedge really does not like it, although Sorrel thinks it is quite fun. There is not much left of our snowman - as you can see!

The new snow was beautiful on the first day, I took more photos, but without sun they do look a bit on the dull side, even though masterpieces in their own right!! Simon and Adam got the last two nest ledges up in the Owl Courtyard, but we still have not been able to get in there to change the wire, damn it! Adam built all the bath ledges for Barn 3 and today I got the rest of the hinges for the doors and the hasp and staples. Then after we finished for the day we built a snow dog, who looked wonderful for two days, very sadly I have to announce that his head fell off last night, we can only hope it was quick!

Holly is fighting with the paperwork and we are getting there, a great deal has been done and now she is going through it all to check who needs to have some changed, and which are OK, and what is missing, then we are going down to DEFRA to sit there and get it all right in one go, rather than a nightmare of questions going back and forth for weeks until we have it done. THEN all we have to do is get the new ARKS programme working and put all the information in there!! Just a minor task!

The Griffon Vultures have laid their first egg, it was on a freezing cold day and so it is now in the incubator. Talking of which we are going to run an absolutely first class incubation course in November. There will only be places for 20 people and it will last three days, and there will be between 400 and 600 eggs to look at, play with and generally learn about, book now if you want a place! Susie Kaseilke and Pat Witman from LA Zoo will be teaching and I hope Brinsea Incubators will be involved as well – a cool course!

Charlie is here again, this time we are sorting out the shop and I suspect I am going to be on painting duty any minute now. I think we have the right colour, at least at nearly £60 it will definitely be the right colour!! The place is going to look good and we put the old shelving on ebay, I have never done that before!! Lets hope it works.


Marge Gibson said...

That is quite a lovely Snowdog!


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An interesting video on Lead

An interesting video on Lead

I find it staggering that people who want to hunt don't see the value in changing their ammunition from lead to a safer product. We have stopped using lead in petrol, in paint, in our water pipes, but they still want to use lead - ah well, apparently eating it not only kills birds but leads to reduced intelligence in humans......................

NO ONE is asking you to stop legal and genuine hunting, they are just asking you to change your ammunition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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