The telegraph pole man came very early yesterday morning; I think it was 7.15 am, and hardly light.
Due to the weather and 'sogginess' of the ground, he decided not to change the intended pole, but to change another one instead. I suppose there's some logic in there somewhere.
Anyway, we now have a new pole in a different spot, and the hens were entertained for an hour or so.
I asked when he would be changing the one he'd come to change; he just shrugged his shoulders and said 'some time in the future'. I do like a man who gives precise answers.
The resulting mess kept me busy for almost the whole day.
I hope the "beast" did not frighten the hens. Isn't this the period of the start of egg laying season? Greetings Maria xReplyDelete
It was the highlight of their day. Mine haven't started laying yet.... but they'd better... Lazy gals.Delete
That chap could help re-site the 'swaying Jesus' at the Rickety Old Farmhouse with Bob & Sophie. Only down the road from you Tarn way.ReplyDelete
I like the sound of their 'swaying Jesus'.Delete
Potty, what a brilliant idea - you must suggest it to Angus, who could mention it to the Mayor - it will keep the Pons amused for hours.ReplyDelete
Seems to me Cro, that "they" are out to get you - "they" obviously don't think you've got enough to do !
Yeah, right! I was sawing and clearing all bloody day. Just what I needed.Delete
All in a days work, or not I supposeReplyDelete
They arrived with 2 lorries. The one above replaced the pole, the other one re-connected all the wires. I'm not sure which one made the more mess!Delete
I hope he donated the old one to you Cro.ReplyDelete
It's already sawn-up, although the man said I shouldn't burn it because it was filled with toxins. I burned some last night.Delete
They told me that too.Delete
I only put it on the fire once it was well alight, and blazing.Delete
There's nothing like watching a man with a big poleReplyDelete
And erecting it in a manly fashion.Delete
When they changed the pole in my garden a couple of years ago I got asked if I wanted to join them on a night out (they were from Ireland). I declined. They returned the next day having spent the night in the Police cells. They all had hangovers but seemed fairly relaxed about the night in the cells and shrugged it off as nothing.ReplyDelete
Those naughty Irish; too much Guinness.Delete
Since you spent the day cleaning up the debris, that should guarantee that they will be back soon, maybe today.ReplyDelete
Still too wet to get across our paddock, thank goodness, but they'll be back (when I least expect them).Delete
OK .... how about this :ReplyDelete
The street light opposite our house has been leaning for the 36 years that we've lived here. Once the bulb had gone so I told the council. About a year or so later, a noise woke us up at about 2,00 a.m. A man in a cherry picker was changing the lightbulb !!! Then, a few months ago a man came and erected a new pole next to the old street light but not the lamp part....... a few weeks later, another man fixed the top part of the light on. Nobody has been back yet to connect it so we now have the old street light still working with a new one next to it not working. I guess in a few months another man will switch it on and it will take a year to get rid of the old one !!!! My Dad was an Organisation and Methods Officer ...... he would be incensed !!!!!! XXXX
Oh dear. I fear this is an all too common tale.Delete
Sorry Cro .... I made that all about me !!! I'm sure that the mess they've made will look OK by the time the warmer weather is here, when the mud's dried out and the grass grows back although they really did leave you rather a lot to clear up !! XXXXDelete
Everything comes right in the end. As you say, come summer all will probably be back to normal.Delete
Although it's all underground wiring here in Manhattan, some of the "outer" NYC boroughs like Queens, still have some above the ground poles and wires. It's always a bit of a surprise to see them there.ReplyDelete
I like seeing the hens in your photograph.
Our wiring is half-n-half. Anything new is buried, but most of the old stuff is above ground.Delete
The hens interested for an hour.ReplyDelete
You busy for the whole day.
There is something unfair there I think.
The hens are easily bored. They love any activity.Delete