Category Archives: Pigs

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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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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caring for animals

As we have found in this lifestyle, animal husbandry is the number one priority.  Animals are very bad at telling you they are not well till it's almost too late. Our sheep were sheared in June and Bluemli got a little nick above her eye.  We carefully sprayed it with iodine which would have been…
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Busy times in Auchenstroan

It has, as ever, been a busy spring.  On top of moving here in March, we have expanded our animals to include pigs, more sheep and we been through lambing .  And along with this, we have our day jobs plus carrying out repairs to the new house, unpacking and arranging for new bathrooms. [caption…
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