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Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy.

October 31st 2013 11:52 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Merlin my boy, you and the others in our pack have been presented with wonderful gifts, too many to thank personally. Thank you all for showing such kindness to my furbabies, with me and those who have crossed the bridge. Thank you all again.

I hope its better weather over the bridge then it is here my boy, its been raining for two or three days solid, OK its doing my crops a lot of good, but its cold and miserable and I can't sit outside when its raining. Yesterday I opened the garage door and sat there for a while, while it was still raining. Molly came and sat beside me, but when Spud tried to come in out of the rain Molly chased him off. I tried calling Spud but every time he came near me Molly chased him off. She is such a jealous little girl, but then again she is only a puppy even though she's nearly two years old.

I just looked out of my window and there is a beautiful rainbow and it looks like the rain is clearing up. I must check the weather and see what its doing this weekend. I want to carefully lift one of my potato plants and see what its doing as its starting to flower, which was when I usually lifted my plants in UK. I don't want them to grow into large tubers as that's when they lose their flavour. My runner beans seem to be doing better, the ones I planted last weekend have started to come through already, I also planted some melon seeds in a bag of fertilizer, Melissa's cats dug it up, but four or five have survived and seem to be doing quite well. With luck they will be ready by Christmas, it will be so nice to put slices of melon in the fridge and eat them stone cold. I could have strangled Hobo this morning, I caught him peeing up against one of my runner bean pots, I chased him off but I don't know if he has done any damage.

Well I guess its time for you to go play and have some more fun with your buddies.

I do love you so much Merlin, when I talk to you when I am sitting outside I hope that you can hear me.

Your ever loving Daddy

 

Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin.

October 30th 2013 11:50 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Its not very nice here at the moment, it rained all last evening and all last night, although its stopped now it looks like it could start raining any minute if the clouds are anything to go by, yet its still fairly humid. At least with all this rain it keeps the snakes away and it waters my crops, the potatoes love a lot of watering as do the runner beans. I'm trying to train two runner bean plants to climb up a bamboo pole, but they are not cooperating. All the dogs are inside asleep, which to be honest I don't blame them, but later on Molly and Spud will want to go outside and play which means they are going to get soaking wet and bring mud inside the house.

I don't know what was the matter with Mia this morning, she really threw a tantrum, even your mum couldn't calm her down, which as you know is very unusual.

I sit outside if the weather is nice and think and sometimes I talk to you, I tell you how much I miss you and then I look across at the little hill that you use to stand or sit on by the fence where you looked so commanding and majestic, people noticed you my boy.

ITS A DISASTER, I've just realised we are out of tea!!!!! All there is left is coffee, YUCK. I might have to take the Land Rover to the shops to buy a packet.

I guess its time for you to go play some more with your buddies.

I do love you so much Merlin, I miss you beyond words my boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

October 30th 2013 1:03 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Congratulations Merlin, you have made one of “Today's Picks,” AND the "Active Posters" list. I am so proud of you my sweet and clever gentle giant.

Yesterday was very overcast and humid, it did clear up later in the day, today looks like a similar day, with a possibility of rain and there is a slight breeze which should help keep things cooler. It should make a good run and play day for you my boy as long as you were careful.

I had to go to the municipality this morning to get my dads car and motorcycles put into my name, what a performance! Its not finished yet as they now want my dads I.D. which is in the hands of our attorney. The car and the motor cycles have got to go for a roadworthy, I could ride the bikes to the testing station but I don't have a crash helmet and I'm certainly not buying one as the bike are worth nothing, so I said scrap them, unless we can get a dealer to take them off of our hands. Your mum has got the paperwork so we can perhaps finish it off tonight.

I just looked out of the window, it looks like we might be getting some rain, unless of course it passes over. Its very humid again today, I've got a belting headache and I've got the fan on my desk going, its not that nice a day all in all so far.

I guess its time for you to go play and have some fun with your buddies.

I love you my sweet boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

October 29th 2013 12:07 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Yesterday was quite hot so my potatoes and runner beans needed quite a lot of watering, but today is extremely overcast and extremely humid, but its still quite warm. It might make a good run and play day for you my boy, but you'd need to be careful with heat exhaustion. I really don't know how today is going to turn out, I don't want to water my crops if later on its going to rain, but I don't see rain clouds, its just overcast.

I mentioned yesterday that one of my 2nd runner bean plants has started climbing (at long last) I also checked and found that two of my 1st crop are starting to climb as well, I'll see how they go. But the 2nd crop are doing very well indeed, so hopefully I will start picking runner beans within a few weeks, and in about a month I'll be digging up potatoes even though they are main crop, but they should be tasty if I dig them up when they are still quite small.

Your mum is till quite happy with her little car, but she's not getting the fuel consumption that they claim. I know a new engine takes time to loosen up, so hopefully she will get better consumption soon. But even so, its a lot better then her Land Rover Discovery, that thing drinks petrol like its going out of fashion.

Well my boy, I guess its time for you to go and have some more fun with your buddies.

I love you so much Merlin, I so wish you were here beside me.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin.

October 28th 2013 12:28 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Last night was very hot, the heat made Mia throw up and I was feeling a little uncomfortable, so I sat outside for an hour. Today looks like its going to be the same, what is worrying is that Puff Adders have woken up. Mike went for a walk yesterday afternoon and saw one slithering along a fence line. I know snakes have their job to do, but they are too dangerous to be around people and dogs. Melissa's kitten “Peaches” was bitten by what we think was a Puff Adder, we found her dead on the wood pile. Protected or not if it comes down to my family including my dogs, the Puff Adder is going to lose every time. I don't like killing anything, but Puff Adders are too dangerous to be around people and animals and if I see one on the property I will kill it, I can't take a chance, especially with my Granddaughter walking around now.

As I say, its a very hot day today, there isn't a cloud in the sky and there is no wind, not even a gentle breeze. BUT, it looks like the potatoes are loving the sun, they seem to be growing bigger and bigger everyday, I wish I could say the same about the first batch of runner beans I planted, only two or three of the seeds I planted are hanging on, but they aren't climbing, I think they may be dead as well. The ones I planted in pots look like they are doing very well, I've yet to train them to climb up the bamboo canes.

I guess its time for you to go play with your buddies some more.

I do love you so much Merlin and I swear I will never ever forget you.

Your ever loving Daddy

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

October 27th 2013 12:34 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Its a beautiful day today, not a cloud in the sky, nice and bright and sunny and just a gentle breeze, although I think its going to get very hot later on. Yesterday was very hot around 12 noon, I was only out in the sun for a little while and my sun tan came back. Since I was stationed in the Far East I have never lost my tan, it might fade over winter but then just a little while in the sun and its back again.

Your mum helped me with earthing the potatoes and getting rid of the stones and the weeds, there's just a little left to do, which we will do later on. It has been mentioned that the reason why my first crop of runner beans didn't take off was because of the high winds we get here, the second crop are in a more sheltered position and maybe that's why they are doing so much better.

Your mum is at Melissa's shop at the moment getting it ready for her, or at least trying to. I think Melissa is going to have to hire someone to help her, because once it starts getting busy she won't be able to do it on her own. She is getting her menu ready, putting items on and then taking others off, she is really getting into it now. I'm so proud of her.

Well I guess its time that you went and had some more fun with your buddies.

I do love you so much Merlin, please please never forget that OK?

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

October 26th 2013 12:40 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet gentle giant.

Guess what Merlin? Your diary has been chosen as “One of today's picks.” I am so proud of you my boy.

Its quite a nice day today my boy, there is some cloud but its nice and sunny, quite warm and thankfully a nice gentle breeze, so it should make quite a nice run and play day for you my boy.

Today I've got to earth up some of my potato plants and get rid of the weeds. I'm surprised how well they came along all of a sudden, its like they got a sudden growth spurt. The runner beans in pots I've got to use string to train them to climb up the bamboo poles, I'm really hoping that we get a nice crop, apparently with this variety as long as I keep picking the beans the plant will keep producing flowers which in turn produces runner beans.

Melissa my daughter is trying out her sandwich recipes and making muffins to see how they turn out, and then costing them out. She is really serious about this, I really really hope that she makes a success of it, if she doesn't it won't be because she is lazy. That girl is a worker, and I am so darn proud of her. I wish Mike my son had her gumption, I really do. Melissa saw a gap in the food industry and she went for it. Quite a few people have said they will support her.

I suppose its time that you went and had some more fun with your buddies.

I do love you so much Merlin and I miss you every single day.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

October 24th 2013 11:09 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet gentle giant.

Its fairly overcast today but its very warm and humid, very humid indeed. It would make a good run and play day for you as long as you were careful not to get overheated. Yesterday was quite hot around noon, I had to sit in the shade it was so hot.

The potatoes (the ones that have started to grow) have come along in leaps and bounds, so I intend to earth them up this weekend and try and get rid of the weeds and stones. The second batch of runner beans I planted into pots seem to be doing very well, so this weekend I intend to tie string around them to train them to climb the bamboo poles. I really hope I can pick some beans and dig up potatoes fresh from the ground for Christmas lunch, the taste of shop bought runners beans and potatoes just doesn't compare with those freshly picked/dug up. I always pick the runner beans while they are quite young, the same for the potatoes, if they mature a lot of the taste is lost. My mouth is watering at the thought of it.

Molly is so sweet Merlin, she is so full of love and I know if you were here you would love her too. She has really gotten better as time passes, she's still full of mischief but its playful mischief.

I guess its time for you to have some fun with your buddies.

I love you so much Merlin

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

October 23rd 2013 11:52 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet gentle giant.

Its a very bright and sunny day today, not a cloud in the sky, quite warm already and very windy, although it has died down a bit now, its so warm I've got my desk fan turned on. Even though its warm, it could be a good run and play day for you my boy, a long a you didn't overheat.

Molly was snuggling up this morning and I stroked her head and meant to say “I love you Molly,” but what came out instead was “I love you Merlin.” Then I began to think about our time together, remember the time Bella was guarding the rubbish bag and growled at you every time you tried to get past her. You gave a plaintiff little bark as if to say “Help me Daddy, please.” I went out to the scullery saw Bella snarling and growling at you, I told her off and got you past her. Oh Merlin, you were such a little treasure my boy, so very very sweet. I don't think Bella will be with us for much longer, she is looking decidedly ill, but having said that she could hang on for years, as long as she isn't in any pain. I am in two minds whether to get another GSD when she crosses the bridge, this time a boy and name him “Merlin Junior,” if I do he wont take your place Merlin as I was thinking of getting him for Mia. Molly is with Mia all the time, but Molly does get over excited and I thought a baby GSD could grow with Mia. We'll see.

I guess its time for you to go and have some fun with your buddies.

I do love you so much Merlin

Your ever loving Daddy

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

October 22nd 2013 11:59 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet gentle giant.

Its quite a nice day here so far, there is some cloud cover, but mostly its bright and sunny, warm with a very gentle breeze. Yesterday was quite hot around midday, I sat outside with a cup of tea and it was getting very uncomfortable, so I came inside, but as usual the dogs were running around.

I was highly annoyed with Molly yesterday, she dug up one of my potato plants, I was really furious with her. I told her off in no uncertain terms, mind you she did look a bit guilty and very sorry for herself. I did plant another seed potato as well as pulling up the dead runner bean plants and planted fresh seeds. I might plant more seed potatoes this weekend when I can get help, because of the pain in my back I cannot bend over to plant the seed potatoes. I've got to water the crops this morning, hopefully they will start to grow more quickly. I've never known potatoes and runner beans take so long to grow, perhaps I'm planting the wrong varieties for this region.

I often talk to you during the day (I wonder of you can hear me?), I tell you how much I miss you and how much I love you my sweet and so gentle giant. You really are the best friend I ever had Merlin, we had a bond so tight it was impossible to break. I told your mum that if we went back to England I was taking you with me, there was no way I would abandon you here alone my boy.

I guess its time for you to go play and have some fun with your buddies.

I love you so much Merlin

Your ever loving Daddy.

 
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