I did something this morning on the way to the paddock with the dogs that made me realise what a long way I've come in this 'new life in the country'.
Yes I grow our food, (I'll have to take a more up to date photo of the net tunnel it's looking nothing like this at the moment), we are pretty self sufficient in veggies at the moment, it's just the peppers that have failed me completely this year.
We have lots of our own and our neighbours fruit nestled in the freezer ready for use.
I've not had to buy an egg in years.
I seem to be best friends with one of the sheep :-)
I evict spiders from the house, okay with the use of a jug and cover, but hey years ago I would have just screamed and ran. I reuse, recycle and re-invent all sorts of useful and helpful things around the place. I remove dead chickens from the house when nature has helped them off this mortal coil.
And then this morning .....
... I carefully extricated a big dead rabbit that had got itself completely stuck in the fence, possibly after a mad dash across the road in the dark. I hope it died quickly poor little thing.
But I managed, with a struggle to get it's poor soft body out of the fence and throw it over the fence onto the grass verge where hopefully it will go to feed the wildlife. I didn't want it to decompose in the fence and perhaps risk our dogs eating it at a later date when I wasn't around to tell them to 'leave it' which they did straight away this morning.
Touching dead rabbits with my bare hands ..... yes I've come a long way!