Tuesday, June 02, 2009
After my last blog about sheep I didnt realise how annoying barking dogs where. Before we came to live here in this small town, 11 years ago. we where driven mad by barking dogs. we had neighbours all around with big dogs. neighbours that went away nearly every weekend and their poor pets howled and barked non stop all weekend. I had a new baby at the time and it absolutely drove us nuts. We tried to explain the situation to our neighbours but they didnt believe us as when the owners were home the dogs were perfectly behaved. Aaaghh I am so glad to be out of that situation. We still have barking dogs here but usually with good reason. Not a nuisance that goes incessantly.
I wouldnt swap living out here for the world, but miss being closer to a gym or the shops. But this is our trade off and our children have a wonderful school in the next smaller town, which there is not too many left now so small. I think there are only about 12 children at present and that is from reception to year 7. They get a lot of teacher one on one. which money cannot buy. The day will probably come when the government no longer wish to subsidise a school with such small numbers but so far we have fought this battle and have won. We are very lucky indeed.