Monthly Archives: August 2017

Happy Pigs

Truth be told, it has not been the best summer I can remember.  We are still counting our blessings that we got the hay in when we did as sunny days have been conspicuous by their absence.  And recently, there has been quite a lot of heavy rain.  So the ground stays wet. [caption id="attachment_2829"…
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Persuading Chickens to use new Hen House

Readers of this blog might remember that a few weeks back, Mrs Mills went missing, turned out to be broody and hatched 13 chickens under a bush in the garden. [caption id="attachment_2819" align="alignright" width="188"] chick patrolling wall[/caption] Well, miracles of miracles, all 13 are thriving and turning into proper little hens.  They, of course, go…
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Busy Summer

The sun is shining today, though there are plenty clouds around.  One of the things we have found here is that the weather is pretty variable and the forecasts also vary day to day.  This makes haymaking something of a lottery. [caption id="attachment_2800" align="alignright" width="150"] hay drying[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2801" align="alignleft" width="150"] hay shed[/caption] The day…
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