I practised with Basso yesterday and got him to hold a carrot [one of his favourite things to eat] and then give it to me on command which he did faultlessly. Today I may try to see if he will retrieve a carrot and then let me have it but I will need him close as if he shows any sign of eating it I will need to discipline him. I am hoping that this will show him that even though the item is edible you still need to hand it in and there will be a reward!!!!! but failure will turn your life to pants instantly. He is absolutely besotted by the snow and spends ages in the garden then comes in with his feet covered in snow and soaks the kitchen floor and the newly shampooed carpet. I keep telling myself it is only water and not mud!!!!
Today I will need take a trip to the post box as I have at last got all the documentation for our solar panels and can send it off to British Gas so we can be paid the feed in tariff. The company apologised for the delay and paid us £25 for the generated electricity plus £20 in M&S vouchers to compensate for the delay. Needless to say we are not generating much at the moment even though the panels do shed the snow at intervals, when it comes crashing down in large quantities right outside the back door. According to the weather forecast we are due for more snow today and tomorrow so fingers crossed that not too much comes down or I will need to go a shovelling yet again.
Well that about it I am off to fry the onions and peel the potatoes - the peeling then get cooked for the chickens so it is good to get it done early and cooled down before I go and feed them. Have a good day and stay safe and warm.......