Hello friends and family
Ah the winter job list! If an activity has not made the list, it will not get done. On Monday, Jan and I combined the trap round with re-numbering the nest boxes at Seal point. It sounds simple, but we won’t get it finished until next week. (we need to take a screw driver).
Robbie called in on Tuesday and on Wednesday Jan and I did some chain-sawing down the hill. We took the last penguin in care down for soft release. By 3 pm we had in the next penguin. Jan picked up Foot bird from Shag point. His foot is looking great, but he had fungal throat so got a dose of anti-fungals. This often happens – if a penguin has a major trauma they have a second need for help, in his case, 6 weeks after release.
Marian called in with my half beast to keep us in meat for the next year. She is looking wonderful and as usual; her visit was far too short! Thursday was my day for finishing the big hedge and completing the Charities return, it was sunny but windy so I enjoyed working in the shelter of the hedge.
On Friday I started a new hedge! With the summer that we had this year it is hard to stay in front of them all. I also walked the coast and found it much easier now that the sheep have squashed or eaten the rank grass on the coastal strip. It amazes me how they find the same tracks, even though this is a new flock of sheep.
Yesterday I went to Shag point with Elaine. We checked out our locator app on our cell phones to ensure that we get adequate cover. We do! I love technology.
Have a great week!