LeadFarmer


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pet companions

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 11:30

It can be quite hard, but at least when they go it means they have found a nice home.


We never know how long we will be having them for as we are just a foster home for a labrador rehoming charity, we look after them until a home is found, or until they reach their specified foster home.


My wife is a volunteer for them and I can come home one day and find she's collected a dog at short notice. I can come home another day and find the dog gone as the charity has found it a home. Usually we have a bit of notice though.


Theres a network of volunteers around the country and they help each other out looking after the dogs, and relaying them around the country to a foster home such as ours or to their new home.

Last edited: 06 September 2016 11:31:52

pet companions

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 09:17

Here's all of the other lovely labs we've fostered this year, all have their own story to tell but thankfully they have all found new homes...


Rosie



Murphy



Bailey



Murphy



Max


Last edited: 06 September 2016 09:18:52

pet companions

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 23:28

He's happy Joyce, believe me.


Well he was happy yesterday when he grabbed my sons teddy from his room and took it on a sprint around the house, and he was definitely happy a few moments ago just before I caught him with his front paws up to the kitchen worktop with his face in my plate of leftover chips.

pet companions

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 21:47

We are now fostering another unwanted labrador, this one is called Rolo, a 3yr old beauty. We are very tempted to keep this one as we have kind of fallen for him, but he does need a bit of training....


 

Last edited: 05 September 2016 21:48:28

WHERE SHOULD I SITE NEST BOXES?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 22:25

Ive had blue tits nest in a nest box on the north facing side of my shed, and blackbirds nest in a box on a south facing wall. Id like to know more about the best orientation/aspect of different birds nesting preferences.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 22:04

Not gardening, but I did spend the afternoon on the patio making a wood store..


  

moving house/moving garden

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 00:07

I dug up quite a few plants and took them with me when we moved house, but I did tell the buyers in advance.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 19:19
Verdun says:

Nice present from your garden to you then Leadfarmer 


which persicaria is it, by the way?    I have a couple here that have been flowering since early June with no signs of them wanting to stop.  


Looks a lovely tramquil oasis there by the way 


See original post

 To be honest Verdun I'm not sure which variety it is. A local school was having an extension built over a planted border and they were happy for me to take a few plants rather than them being destroyed by the builders.


Along with the persicaria I saved some geraniums, giant scabious which I've grown many more from by collecting seed, and a lovely Ligularia przewalskii which sadly didn't reappear this year so I assume it is dead!

Last edited: 27 August 2016 19:21:16

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 14:04

Just got back home from a 2 week holiday in the New Forest to find crocosmia and persicaria amplexicaulis are now in flower in my garden, with the sedum not far off..


 

Last edited: 27 August 2016 14:05:35

Gardening bikers?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 13:59

I ride an R1200GSA and I love it. I use it every day, commuting to work regardless of weather. Heres a photo of me at Cadwell..


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