Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Spud on Sunday Part LXIXIII


As you can imagine things have been a bit hectic around here of late. It seems, and I’m sure Spud will vouch for this, like an age since he got to have his very own adventure. But he makes the most of it, in that Springer spaniel sort of way, along with a little help from his friends (thanks to Glo  who after last weeks post,  used her creative talents to visualise Spuds  canine dream for us mere humans).


(remember my  fever dream, at the creative hands of Glo?)

Spud likes to muck in with who ever is about and as ‘men and machine’ have been digging for victory in very wet conditions over the last few days, muck is indeed everywhere. Here Spud and Tom check todays progress

Spud tom-1

(Tom is also able to add to his geology homework by studying what our house is built upon (looking at that clay, it is no wonder the bed shakes like a jelly when anyone slams the back door!)

Spud will always seek a hug, muddy paws and all.

Spud tom 1-1

And look, I nearly forgot, Spud took delivery of nine tons of best Derbyshire limestone yesterday. What fun.

limestone -1

would you like to see some more mud?


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

10 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday Part LXIXIII

  1. All your mud pictures make me so grateful that our “soil” is actually sand!
    And I freely admit: I would welcome a hug from Spud – he looks like a sweetheart 🙂

  2. I can’t remember what is actually being constructed here. I thought it was just going to be a simple drainage pipe. Good grief! You don’t do things by halves at your place.

  3. Spud sure does put a smile on my face with his antics. All great fun by the look of it. xx

  4. We take our drains seriously in this country! What I ‘d call “making a braw mess”.

  5. That is a very respectable quantity of mud. The Cowboy is envious, and wishes to inquire whether there might be a nice fish buried in there somewhere. I am simply relieved that it is not my mud this time.

  6. Many thanks for sharing my pic, and thanks also for the link to the purple giraffes…it was fun reading it again 😉 Well, Spud looks like he is in his element…and Tom, too. I bet you can’t wait until that muddy job is finished… it must be draining 😉

  7. Ahem . . . shouldn’t that be “Spud on Sunday Part LXXII” ? It looks like things might have started to drift after LXIX. . .

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