Photo Copyright: Maggie May
Today, I went to my son's house to do a pile of ironing. Am I mad you might well ask? Sam very much believes in bartering like in the days of old. I'll give you two hens, if you cut my hair. That kind of thing.
He has promised to alter my rabbit hutch next week, so I will nag him if it doesn't get done on the day he has suggested.
Sandy, Sam's girlfriend, has two small dogs and when she visited his house recently, the dogs ran off down the open garden and got totally lost and ended up barking outside someone elses' back door way down the road.
Being a carpenter, Sam has just put up this fence and gate quite easily and very quickly so that they will not annoy neighbours again when they next visit.
The land is still quite rough as yet, but Sam hopes to re-grass it and have a herb garden near the house and a car port on the outside of the small fence. It will all take time and money but there isn't really any rush.
I will have to try and get a photo of the dogs. They are rather unusual. They are both a cross between a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and a Poodle, commonly known as Choodles. The female has got straight hair and looks more like a spaniel but the male came out looking like an Afro haired dog, springy, long wavy fur that doesn't shed so much. He looks like a miniature Old English Sheepdog and is a bouncy, energetic dog but the female is rather shy.
We are experiencing Spring like weather and things are much more pleasant.
Sam and I are shortly going to be meeting a local blogger for the first time...... who I've *known* for a few years now. It is quite exciting and I will let you know how we get on. Sam has a blog too but has put it on hold for now as he says he is too busy to continue with it. I haven't ever met anyone from blogging before but I have had telephone conversations with two bloggers who live a long way away and they sound just like *real* friends.
Have you ever met a blogger local to you and has anyone ever bartered anything?