Well now…. there are positives and negatives to write about as usual. The negatives aren’t too negative so I’ll start with them.
My tooth pain I had a year ago has returned, I’ve been back to the dentist and have to have a root canal done next week. They tried a big filling approximately one year ago and it’s lasted a year but has now become really painful, so it’s antibiotics and painkillers until next week. I find it a little daunting as I’ve never had anything like that done before, but to be Derbyshire about it… it’ll be rate…
Five out of the seven quail babies died! I don’t know why, the two that are left seem very healthy, they’ve grown loads and are feathering up. The ones that died, it just happened really quickly (and it wasn’t from J putting them in his play cooker). Looking it up on the old google, it seems this can be quite common. I’ve changed a few things like from using shavings to paper, I’ve started putting apple cider vinegar in the water to prevent bacteria, I put the temperature back up for a while and mixed some chicken starter feeder in with the quail feed. So we’ll see what happens with the two that are left. At least we have two! I think we may stick with chickens in the future.
Moving onto the good…
Chris has been off last week and this week up to New Year, that’s been good. He worked on the jeep and it has now passed the NCT (Irish MOT equivalent). He’s now busy chopping down the trees next to the house (amongst doing other things…cough…model aeroplanes…), there’s a lot of trees to fell, approximately 40 ish on that small patch of land next to the house. We want them down because they are fairly old, very close to the house, completely obscure the sun from where the greenhouse is going (and the veg plot), the view beyond them is awesome and Chris would like to plant some silver birch there instead – with fewer trees, planted further apart and a little further away from the house as well.
I’ve done a little gardening this week for the first time in quite a while. It was great. I’ve got another addition to my Wolf-Garten collection which is this beast!(it’s so good!):
The front garden desperately needs weeding but it’s been so, so wet, I haven’t started it until now. I’m going to try to get it weeded over the next couple of weeks. Starting to get it ready for the spring. It’s been fairly warm here really, to say it’s December. Just quite windy and wet.
I gave two lifts over the past couple of days to people, this isn’t to say look at meeeeee, but it just seemed like God stuff without being directly God stuff as in giving the Gospel or anything. Because, both times, I actually wasn’t going where they wanted to go, but I felt like I should take them. It was interesting! I like meeting different people too.
Finally, God wise. I’m thinking about Christmas and the New Year at the moment. I’m mulling and trying to get quiet with the Lord and listen. When I say quiet, I don’t just mean get on my own and be quiet with Him, although that is part of it. I sort of mean learning to have a quietness/peace about me that means that no matter what is going on I’m aware of Him (this may not make sense to you and the quietness/peace would actually come from Him, but I don’t know how else to describe it). I don’t always find this easy, but love it and feel a real yearning to do it. It can only do good, so I guess I’ll see what happens.