WEATHER: Strange. Periods of sun, then terrific wind, then rain, repeat. Highs in 40s
At this housesit, we are taking care of two sociable cats. We learned that all cats in Scotland have a microchip embedded in them. Here, the homeowners have a cat door so the cats can come and go. The cat door is coded so that only they, with their microchips, can enter. This keeps out stray cats, etc. Brilliant!As with every housesitting assignment, we split up our duties. I'm always in charge of the cats. I feed them, give them fresh water, clean their litter boxes, etc. But, just like in every assignment, they seem to gravitate toward George. Here is one of them cuddling with him as he reads.
We are also taking care of 3 chickens. The homeowners bought the chicks and pen just a few months ago. The pen is on wheels. We move it every 3-4 days as the chickens peck and scratch up the grass a lot. It is a very good system. Every morning, they faithfully each lay an egg.
In the afternoon, we went into the town of Cupar, two miles away. We went to the local butcher shop to buy some chops to cook on the grill. I just love butcher shops in other countries.
Cupar, like other villages, has won awards for its flowers. Here the local Rotary Club sponsors an arrangement.
DINNER: We will save the chops for another night, and instead grilled the trout. It was wonderful. I baked it in aluminum foil with a slice of smoky bacon in it. Yum!