Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I do love a good shower of rain....

It has been hot and humid here and that heralds the storm season.   It looks like we are going to get storms every afternoon,   just like in the earlier years.   This morning we filled the sand bags  in readiness for any flooding around the house situation and it was stinking hot, sweaty work and then, we find out that it is salt water sand!!!    Jesus wept.    The bags won't win any prizes for prettiness but it just may save the driveway from being eroded. We live on the side of a hill.   Rain = Bonus....don't have to water the lawn!!

We've had more stray cattle lost drama!  Same neighbours, probably same cow.    This particular cattle owner is known for not being able to keep his cattle in and his boundary fences are ratshit!

  We are the meat in the sandwich between the owners of any stray cattle and the man that leases our land.   He is such a great manager.  His cattle are all vaccinated, inoculated, etc, etc , so that there is always the fear of stray stock bringing in disease.  The beast is in the cattle yards  and the owners came to see how to sort the problem this morning.   They were hedgy,  leaving sunglasses on,  not mentioning their last names,  not telling me where they lived and did not let on that they were the people who had cattle roaming the public roads here.   Anyway....  Result... off to the abattoirs ASAP.
This is the SV. [short version] 

While I'm trying to sort this out there  was the bloke with the mobile sawmill who is going to saw up our own trees for timber to replace the back decking. It turns out that the cattle couple knew him well. They had him do a lot of lumber on their earlier property which they sold and then sold the property minus the trees for a great price. It is not at all treeless. Lots of scrub or rain forest areas left.  Was it all legal?


Sewconsult said...

I think I would tell them that if a cow winds up on your yard, it's yours and you'll invite them over for a bbq after you have it slaughtered and processed. If you don't have a freezer big enough for all the beef, I bet an orphanage or school could use a nice donation!
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Sewconsult said...

Oh, and yes, in the US, the timber sales are legal before selling the land. My father-in-law did that, not long before he died.