For four weeks the UK has been under lockdown. We have been told to self isolate with the exception of excercise and shopping for essentials. For many people this has lead to their career taking a drastic change or unfortunately, losing their job altogether. Given the circumstances, Mitch and I are very lucky to still be working and in the knowledge our jobs are safe and secure.
For the past two and half years, we have been working our butts off on a farm, to fund our future adventures. It’s hard work and it doesn’t get easier. Our schedule is twelve days on and two days off, 4am – 7pm. I feel like I’ve aged 10 years in this process, but it will be worth it in the end. You have to work hard for what you want I guess!
With this weekend being our weekend off. It was a little strange to not leave the farm. That doesn’t mean we’ve been sat around binging Netflix and Disney – not all day any way! We’re lucky enough to be surrounded by fields so we go for long walks and shoot cans… Or clumps of dirt when we forget the cans.
We have been sticking to the lockdown rules but we did have to bend them slightly, when a Sparrow Hawk needed rescuing. After being attacked by a group of blackbirds, we had to drive her to the birds of prey sanctuary in Tewkesbury. It was very strange driving on the motorway and only seeing three cars. Almost as strange as having a hawk as a passenger.
I am looking forward to when things go back to normal, and can’t wait to travel again. It will be so nice to have a change of scenery and to see my friends and family again.
One bit of good news, is the toilet paper isn’t being bought in bulk any more and people don’t seem to be buying as much at the supermarket.
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Just remember we are safe inside not stuck inside and we are all in this together. 🏡