Monthly Archives: May 2018

Poo Glorious Poo

Having got our veggie patch built, our thoughts turned to mulch.  We have compost bins but, to be honest, by the time it has all rotted down it doesn't go that far.  Happily, our sheep provided the answer. Last year I built them a field shelter.  It is heavily used by the sheep, especially when…
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A fine year for Veggies?

"After lambing" we said to each other, "it will get easier".  To be honest it has been a long winter with little respite.  Having livestock is a 7 day a week responsibility and we sometimes think we have taken on too much.  So, after lambing we thought we'd start to scale back a bit.  And…
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Thirteen to One

Around this time last year, Mrs Mills (one of our hens) disappeared for a while and we suspected she might have fallen foul of a predator.  However, she'd just gone broody and nested under a bush.  She produced 13 chickens and raised them to maturity.  Very impressive. Well, this year, one of those thirteen decided…
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A Good Lambing

I think it is fair to say that neither of us were really looking forward to lambing this year.  The previous two years had proven tough.  Given our ewes' propensity for lambing at awkward times, we were planning 2 hourly checks with all the sleepless nights those would entail. That said, we had worked hard…
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