Monthly Archives: May 2017

Spot the Chicken

When we moved here, we inherited 5 hens and a cockerel.  We brought our 4 up with us giving us a nice round number of 10.  They already had a large run, but we further extended it to include a large patch of grass around 1,500 square metres in size.  Recently, we extended it even…
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Lambing: the highs and lows

Lambing is over for another year.  We have three lovely lambs gamboling happily around.  But, as ever, lambing was full of ups and downs. As you may have read from another post, we had purchased 3 ewes in lamb.  We couldn't breed our own sheep as we were moving and it would have been a…
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New pig pen needed

I am pretty sure I mentioned earlier that one of the first things our new piglets did was go straight through the electric fence and make a break for it. So, we did some research on how to contain pigs.  And the prevailing wisdom was that electric fences, in themselves are not enough.  Even for…
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Ewes in Lamb not feeling well

Sorry about the delay in stories, we've had a bit of a technical nightmare.  Web company migrated the site and broke everything.  It's taken me two weeks to sort it out, and I sorted it by moving to a new web hosting company in the end! Anyway, about 4 or 5 weeks ago, we had…
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