Following on from our blog posts earlier this month on ‘ladder safety’ – it appears that this advice should have extended to animals as well……
Metro have reported that the Scottish SPCA were called out to deal with a cow that had got it’s head stuck in a ladder. The inspector was called out to deal with the situation in Ayrshire, West Scotland and told the BBC ‘I arrived at the field to find the cow looking confused but surprisingly calm despite having his head wedged tightly between the rungs of the ladder.’ With some help from the farmers family to keep the rest of the herd away, he was able to gently release the cow’s head.
- Cow with head stuck in ladder, Ayrshire. (Picture courtesy of Metro/PA)
‘The farmer had no idea how the ladder ended up in his field as he only recently took on the lease for the land. It may have been used to patch up a hole in the fence or it could have fallen off a passing van or lorry. Either way, it’s a rescue I won’t forget in a while.’
Summer brings out the gardener in everyone! Lawns mowed, borders trimmed and any number of other jobs undertaken with vigour.
One job our users seem to be very keen on is fixing hanging baskets to house and garden walls but unfortunately we get a great many emails on how to do this properly as (it would seem) quite a lot of these new decorations are falling off!
DIY Doctor (as you will see from our book Master Basic DIY) does not believe in simply offering advice on individual projects when explaining the principle of the operation covers so much more ground. For example, fixing a hanging basket is exactly the same process as fixing a shelf bracket or fixing a miroor to the wall. That is of course, if they are all being fitted to the same type of wall.
The principle of plugging and screwing to masonry surface is identical for all applications.
Instead of dealing with a hanging basket on it’s own, we will explain how to fix (anything) to masonry. The best way to understand this operation is to visit our project page called fixing to masonry and take a look at the video here.
Good luck with your gardens and shout if you need help!