It never rains it pours

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 9:39 PM by CALF (Sharon) Life at Calf

It never rains but it certainly does pour in my life, but thats ok i’m getting used to the stormy ride….I guess its character building as well as life changing…

When i took this path in life i knew it would not be easy, yet i never expected it to be quite so hard..

Below is just an average day in the life of me…read it and weep…..i did….but im ok now, i know one day i will look back and laugh at it all

The days start with such excitement, as the shed panels that have been built are delivered….We were hoping to nip off today to get the roof sorted, get it built at the weekend ready to move our highland rescues gevan and edradore home for s few months over winter….

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I do my happy dance as i watch our new shed coming in….and its one that can be dismantled if we move.

My dance soon stopped when their van got stuck in the field lol and wazza had to drag them out

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Half hour later we managed to tow them out of the field and off we went on our way to get the roof ordered.

We set of on our ride through pheasant alley where they shoot and the roads are an obstacle course with so many lifeless bodies on the roads.

I dread this time of year in fear of hitting one. Last week i saw a bird bounce off our windscreen as the man infront hit the pheasant, we stopped to see if he was alive but thankfully he was killed outright….Yet the trauma it cause is intense.
As we were driving i spotted another buzzard just like mister hawkins a few weeks ago…He was sat at the side of the road.
I looked at wazza and he said
“I Know” before i could even speak….
We turned around and managed to pick him up….

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“Billy Buzzard” i fell in love again, i wrapped him in my coat
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We rushed him to a specialist, he was so lovely…..

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The lady took him to the vets but sadly he died…They xrayed him to find no broken bones,  a post mortem revealed a mass bruise down one side of his body, yet no internal blood …there was blood on his beak…
They are clueless as to why he died….The place i found bill was in the same area that i found mister hawkins and this place was raided a while ago and poisons found….The police and all relevant authorities notified
So sad that he never made it but so thankful we found him and covered him in love before he died x
RIP Billy buzzard x 333

After this trauma we were left with very little time to get the roof ordered so we nipped into B and Q but they were taking to long….Tense nervous headache as we had yet to drive 40 minutes to get storm from school….In the end we had to say never mind we will come back tomorrow as a simple job of paying for the items to collect the next day seemed like a mammoth challenge

My back had been aching a bit but i thought hay hoooo…till i got into the car….OMG the pain was horrendous and after 5 minutes driving i was in agony….Poor wazza had to pull over and help me out of the car in tears of pain….
I ended up on the back set laid out in a very odd position just to ease the pain…
I have had a few back problems but never felt it this intense….the last time i could not walk for 3 days and this felt worse…..So we rushed home and i put heat on it straight away and kept taking pain killers, it eased it a great deal but i know its asking me to rest and for once i am listening to my body telling me to slow down.

On arriving home, the grand finale that certainly took my mind off my back….A large brown envelope and i recognised the handwriting….It was the estates who own the small holding….I wont go into details, but it was basically a very bizarre threat that was so odd, threatening our tenancy ….I was livid as the main reason being we have interfered with “Sporting Activities” on a number of occassions, along with a list of stupid comments…
I had all on not to get straight on the phone, but i am learning to hold back on my red headed fire, especially when my animals depend upon me

I went to bed early but woke with a more positive feeling….I know i have to move, i have put all i own up for sale to try and raise a deposit, i have seen a few lovely places, i just pray that something sells soon, as i know they are on our case.

If i can get moved it really would be a positive….I could open to the public, i could raise more awareness and the world could come and meet our rescues. I would run educational school visits, a bed and breakfast and so much more…
I just hope 2015 is the year of calf.

The saddest part for me is, there is no way now that i can build the field shelter where we live, even though it is the correct size limitations, i just know that the estate will have another go at me and even moreso if i bring my highlands home….So sadly my much loved cows will not be coming home for xmas…:0(

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Today i called the bank, i have everything up for sale to raise a deposit, but cannot even think about a move unless i sell up…..Even if i sell all, i will still be taking on a huge mortgage….The bigger deposit we can raise the better place calf can look for….
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