Making plans and work in progress

We’re still getting a good variety of winter weather; two days are rarely the same. Today’s view demonstrates that it’s been a chilly one…

The View

…not too bad but obviously cold enough for Mrs Under-by to warm one foot at a time!

Mrs Under-by

Everyone was taking advantage of the sunny spells and played nicely together.

Playing nicely

Wee Man insisted on having his picture taken, just to demonstrate that he doesn’t always look like a wrung out mop head. (Just a dry one that’s ready for use, but don’t tell him I said that!)

Wee Man

Yesterday on the other hand, was an absolute wash-out. It made for plenty of puddles to thoroughly investigate however!


A good day for indoor projects, so I’ve started to tackle the re-covering of the parlour suite.

parlour suite

It’s a slow process but quite absorbing – except when a fast and furious feline has nothing to do but make a nuisance of herself!

parlour patches

parlour patches

We’ve also spent some time in the old church, making plans, drawing them and taking measurements for the new quail accommodation; indoor runs and brooders to start with, outdoor runs will come with the warmer weather!


We’ll need a name for our new quail venture. Kevin came up with ‘Glen Quail’. What do you think?


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4 Responses to “Making plans and work in progress”

  1. Diane Fairhall Says:

    Cats “helping” us always reminds me of the TS Eliot poem The Rum Tum Tugger-
    ‘The Rum Tum Tugger is artful and knowing,
    The Rum Tum Tugger doesn’t care for a cuddle,
    But he’ll leap on your lap in the middle of your sewing,
    Because there’s nothing he enjoys like a terrible muddle!’

    • garybuie01 Says:

      Good rhyme Diane! Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply but we’ve had no power these past couple of days. It’s back now so we’ve managed to thaw out and catch up with tasks left undone.

  2. bluebunny01 Says:

    I like Glen Quail – I love the idea of a quail adventure – keep us updated about it. I quite fancy keeping quail, but maybe not this year ….

    • garybuie01 Says:

      We’re really quite excited about the whole thing! Unlike you, our smallholding is more of a small, smallholding, so space is at a premium which is why we stick with birds. We’re lucky to have the Old Church though – it’s about time it contained something other than boys’ toys and spare wood!

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