Three hundred posts and what do I have to show for it? I quite like reading what other people are doing (just like I used to like looking into back gardens when riding in a train) but I’m not sure I’m adding much to the world.

Take this post for instance, I’ve been trying to find an exciting subject for a week now, and failed. Looking on the bright side I didn’t have too much trouble with the title this time.

So, today. It’s a ll been a bit flat. David Bowie died. A member of the Bread Group died. One of our volunteers has foot and mouth disease (though not the animal one, so we aren’t allowed to shoot her and burn the body) and I’ve had a quote for lunch turned down by a group that will be using the centre at the end of the week – they can only afford £2.50. Looks like it’s going to be a small lunch.

Outside, we did get a good look at the new goat, some wheat growing in a wheelbarrow and a large spider, which, as far as I could tell, was not from Mars.

We also helped muck the pigs out as the recent rain found a hole in the barn roof and conditions under foot (or trotter, to be precise) were a bit moist. I say “we” but I had some really important emails to write, which is why I’m the only one that doesn’t smell like the inside of a farmer’s wellington.

That’s it, 300th post written and not a mention of the Spartans. It was close but I avoided it. Now I need to start planning a really good post for my 500th, which, if I keep this rate up, will be around November.

I think I’ve thought of one…


22 thoughts on “300!

  1. The Snail of Happiness

    hmmm… I too wonder sometimes why I write… and then I hear from someone that something I wrote has made a difference to them in some way and I think it might all be worthwhile! In 2015 I persuaded a few people to give up teabags (because of the plastic they contain), so that made it all worthwhile. Perhaps.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Plastic? In a tea bag? I’ve given up drinking straws but I’m feeling cornered at the idea of loose tea. Why do they put plastic in teabags? You’re right, it is worthwhile when something like that happens.

      1. The Snail of Happiness

        I think they use it to stick the bags together… even Clipper, unbleached, organic teabags!! I wrote to teabag companies… I asked them to stop doing it… all to no avail. So, very reluctantly. I bought a teapot with an infuser and switched to loose tea. I hated the bother to begin with, but I’m quite a fan now 🙂

  2. Helen

    Some people write for this reason, others write for that. If anyone’s reading your posts, you’re adding to the world.

    I’ve stopped counting posts – I’m on an odd number like 657 – but maybe I could get thinking about my 1000th. Thing is, I’ll probably have forgot by the time I get to that point.

  3. clarepooley33

    Congratulations! I find it very difficult to think of exciting posts at this time of the year – you are not alone.
    Until fairly recently it was believed that only very young children could get hand, foot and mouth disease. One of my elder daughter’s friends got it when she was about 17 and she had to be photographed and lots of doctors arrived to ask her questions and admire her spots. She was the first recorded non-child to get it. One of my friends is a farmer and when her son was diagnosed with it (about 23 years ago) she was distraught thinking he had foot and mouth. Shooting and burning were uppermost in her thoughts.
    Great photos! Glad you got out of the mucking out – not a job for a literary gentleman.


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