Week ending 4/5/2012 ....Having not updating this for a while I'm going to try my best to remember what happened in the whirlwind week!
Monday like clockwork we had to monthly checks and the weekly checks and clean! It was bob and Jamie's last day on the island! It was still windy but dry! We had to move the mattresses from driftwood games room back into driftwood to be aired! This was a challenge my arms not long enough and when I got to the end of driftwood the wind was catching my now enlarged surface area and needless to say I was being spun around like a kite in the wind, not helped by Jamie spinning me! In the end I was pinned up against the barracks building and Jamie gave in and helped me!
We done a nest sweep and there were lots of nests, the gulls are becoming quite territorial now!
We have sarah back, Yay, and food, Yay. Bob and Jamie left so it's just me Sam and sarah on the island. Having the boat arrive mid day we had a late lunch and by the time we had finished then it was time to finish for the day! We sat on the wall in the garden drinking tea and discussing life in the mainland wi sarah! While sitting on the wall I got attack by johnny the cockerel and he bit and scratched me. So glad he's leaving the island he is getting way to big for his feathers!
We started the day with fixing the jetty, then Natalie rocked up with two important people from the councIl! For the rest of the day we used collected rocks and stones to try and fill in the serious amounts of pot holes which have popped up all around the island! This is super tiring work and you need more stones to fill a pot hole than you think! Flatholm seems to be the place where everything needs fixing so to looks like nothing ever gets done!
It started off such a grim day, I was on duty (It comes around so quick when there is only 3 people here). Sam gave us wet jobs to so both doing admin survey work I was inputting all the bird log data from November into an excel spread sheet, while Sam was in a meeting upstairs! At break time Sam came downstairs and told us we are going to play outside! At this point we looked at him with a crazy expression! He told us he had a surprise for us! We sat here guessing and sarah guessed there was a new lamb here! One of female lambs had given birth about an hour ago and we didn't even know she was pregnant! We went out all excited and stood at the back of paddock two and we could see the lamb and wet but standing and looking really well all things considered!
The next step was mission get lamb into the sheep shed and separate the other female lamb which had escaped in with the rams!first we cleaned out the sheep shed! Then we managed to separate the female big lamb from the rams in the sheep pen and locked her in! Then we had to find the new baby lamb which has got stuck the other side of the fence! Mum staying next to it all the time! We caught mum (Sam rugby tackled it) and I got to carry the little lamb into the sheep shed where it is in a little pen with straw hay water and sheep nuts! The lamb is feeding well and had a white line across her head!! She is solo cute and we called he Mai (pronounced my) (welsh for may) original!
All the excitement made the day fly and by we got back from lambing(not sure what the fuss is about lambing is easy) and we had a little but of data entry work at the end of the day!
It was easy to get up Friday because we have a yummy lamb to play with! Yay!
We had pot hole filling work in the morning which is seriously physical work and it took all morning to do four potholes outside Ty Fferm! Then done a vegetation survey and me and sarah retrieved the data logger from bottles well! The final job of this week was to find the cholera hospital and laundry room historical roof tiles and building structures and place them on pallets and log them! We have the bank holiday weekend off which is nice with only three of us!