Posts tagged ‘Harry Driver’

July 10, 2012

Stuff and nonsense

by 3arn0wl

Liz Bannister wanted to bake a Victoria Sponge for tea. She didn’t have all the ingredients though,  so she sent Graeme to the Farmers’ Market with a shopping list:

Well, for some reason Ella Miller wasn’t there, so he couldn’t get the flour.

Phil didn’t have any eggs left either.

And so, in the best traditions of the professional supermarket shopper,  he substituted a packet of Roger Moore’s biscuits for the flour,  and a carton of Minnie Driver’s cream cheese for the eggs.

He’d got everything else though, so that was good. He was sure Liz would be pleased too. 😀

May 20, 2012

Match Report

by 3arn0wl

The cricket season’s here again, and the Snodding & Sniffy side have challenged Chorley University’s First 11 to a match:

@ the crease

Harry Driver drove through the covers for a boundary;

Andy got caught L-B;

Oliver Over’s over’s over.  He’s out for a quack – ran out by Godwin Heal.  Captain Rupert, Lord Snodding’s had a good innings though. He’s got a century – looks like the 15th.

And @ tea, Crispin & Jonathan were two not out!

In the field

ᗡႱ bowled a maiden over;

Hugh Wood delivered a googly which Ray Burns blocked;

And Poppy was caught delivering a full toss behind the pavillion.

[I’ve absolutely no idea what any of this means]

April 24, 2012

When I survey…

by 3arn0wl
  • Alistair Crookes had been sitting in his fields, quietly keeping watch over his flock
  • Harry Driver’s cows were standing idly by, nonchalantly nomming on the cud and,

Nice to see the inhabitants observing Stationery Day so dutifully.

January 14, 2012

The best laid plans…

by 3arn0wl

The Poppleton Planning Department must have been in an expansive mood yesterday afternoon, as they gave their blessing to three projects widely expected to be dismissed:

  • Eddie Lowe’s plans to develop Winskill were not rejected out of hand,  although the councillors were keen to ensure that it remains the lodging of a shepherd;
  • Harry Driver was given consent to re-establish the anaerobic digester at the water reprocessing works adjacent to one of his fields, on the understanding that there must not be an increase in heavy traffic;
  • and even Lord Rupert’s folly attracted approving glances.
November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

by 3arn0wl

Everyone, it seems, has something to be thankful for.

Harry Driver thought it’d been a good season with the girls – there were fewer bull calves than usual for J. W. Constable.

Justin Case was grateful that he didn’t have Mr. King for P.E. today – he hated cross-country running in the cold.

And Murray Merryweather was pleased,  because Wendy had baked a Pumpkin Pie!  😉

November 13, 2011

What an heifort!

by 3arn0wl

It had been a very busy night on Aptrick Farm, Little Sniffy.

The girls had been inside for well over a week now, and, in their condition, had been enjoying the extra fodder with some grain in it.

Harry Driver had been up all night tending his cows, and whilst most had calved easily,  one of each pair of twins had managed to come out ƨbɿɒwʞɔɒd.

There had been one with dystocia, however:  its right leg was under its chest, which meant that Harry had to scrub up, and go in.  After some struggle to push back the head of the calf,  he’d managed to bring the foot forward, and then Amber did the rest.  She got up immediately afterwards and started licking the heifer.

All that’s needed now,  are some names for the new arrivals…