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Rollercoaster day at The Parrot Zoo

What a weird day, first of all our postie looked like santa bringing us a sack full of cards šŸ™‚ which amounted to some amazing donations, it just shows our supporters really do care, Thank you ever so much, todays amount was the best ever but will let you know the total amount in full just before Christmas.

My day started like this, we are closed, meaning we can do what we like without the worry of visitors being at risk. My job was to assist in putting the new floor substrate down for the winter, we have all new drainage pipes fitted and they worked very well but there’s just been so much rain this year that the grounds saturated, so we have decided to put gravel down to allow further drainage. In my wisdom I jumped on the tractor with the tipping skip on the back,Ā startedĀ driving only to then realised I hadn’t lifted it up enough and when turning round I had left it behind, now when you have a couple of guys around you, its just a simple job Ā but on your own things come a little tricky, but iĀ perseveredĀ and after a couple of trapped fingers got it right, i drove it down to the digger and then swapped machines, filled the skip up with gravel and set off, all good except there was a little too much weight in meaning my front wheels were hardly touching the ground, after a further 100 mtrs I heard another CLATTER and turning round the blooming lot had fell off the back, so off i went to get the digger again and back to the tractor to load back up, temper brewing i decided that this job isnt the right one for me, but stuck in there until that is, on getting to where it had to be dropped off, I unloaded it and a nice pile of gravel started, now to put the skip back on you have to unmount and pull it back on to its clips, now that’s an easy job šŸ™ nope not for me, on jumping out its only then I felt the huge puddle under the leaves and felt it on my rear as i went head over heels, totally emptying my pockets contents in the puddle….needless to say the tractors still there and the gravel will get movedĀ tomorrow šŸ™‚ Sorry George (he had to barrow it in manually)

Other than that it was a really nice day

 

Steve

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