Saturday, August 8, 2020

Freedom !

 Good morning dear Blogger friends. As the title suggests, I am finally relieved of the vacuum pump which had been attached to my leg for four weeks. Monday, August 3rd, 2020.

After the sister had applied a conventional dressing and left, I went to the farm office for the first time since 22nd June. 

At midday, I came home, leashed up Skabby and we set out on  our first walk in six weeks. My, was that pooch excited! He ate many, many cow pats on the way up the road. At the dam, I had to call him several times to have a swim; he was munching away at his already-digested vegetarian patties. 

Happiness is...
At least Skabby washes his teeth and mouth with copious gulps of muddy dam water! 
Bounding happily along the farm road after his swim
Back home, I snapped a Cape Sparrow male, enjoying some remaining greens on the dried out winter lawn
Cape White-eye pecking at lemon skins in my compost heap

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here

A happy, safe and healthy Saturday to you all! 


  1. It is really a pleasure that you can go outside again and nature will show you the beautiful bird world and the cows with their calves. Your dog was looking forward to walking with you again with this great weather!
    Take care have a beautiful weekend
    Greetings Elke

  2. Wonderful news - and some glorious images.
    You are braver than I am. I have tried New Blogger a couple of times - and come back to the Legacy Blogger each time.

  3. Hello JO,

    Yay, I am happy you are well and able to get outside for a walk. I know your Skabby was a happy dog too. The calf with Mama is cute. I love the birds, both the Cape Sparrow and the Cape White-eye are beautiful birds. Wonderful collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a great day and a happy weekend! PS, thank you for the visit and comment on my blog.

  4. Exciting news. I feel the thrill you two had being outdoors again after such a long time. Love your beautiful species of sparrow!

  5. It must have felt like heaven getting out there for a walk. Skabbys treats sound a bit disgusting to me but dogs do have a different appreciation for

  6. He is a handsome fellow indeed and little white eye is very cute! Happy weekend!

  7. So very very happy to see you pop up and to hear that you are free free free! And that you could go for a walk with my precious Gabby and take photos of all the pretty things including the cows and that pretty little bird. So happy that you can get out now and I know you are doing a dance of joy to be out of the house once more

  8. Welcome to Freedom. I'm glad Skabby had such a great time on his walk with you.

  9. Congratulations dear Jo - so happy to know you are out and about again. Skabby must be too! Take care though - don't overdo the walking too soon.

    Hugs - Mary

  10. How nice to be able to get outside. Love all your great pictures!

    ~Lisa @ Happy Girl Thrift

  11. Glad to hear the good news and so was Skabby, I bet. It must have felt incredible to be out and about once again. Enjoy your freedom and have a lovely rest of the week!

  12. So glad you are enjoying time out and about now.


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