Aiming to do a photo shoot this week and round up of the place but meanwhile – the sun shone and the grass grew – will have to do 🙂
Garden is as ready as I need to get it – we still have to put the fencing up and as neighbour who is doing that with Gordon is busy, and Gordon hasn’t taken time off work either, I am not getting excited about the possibility of having the garden back growing veg in 2017 – it is sprayed off and as Runner Beans and Kale can go in quite late there is still time to get it done. I would like 2017 to be The Year Of The Return of The Beans 🙂
The rest of the fields look OK and have a line on a second hand ride on mower to help with the ‘mad grass’ situation of last year without my sheep, horses will be ‘sqwozed’ tighter and the farm will get more silage ground – as long as I can make the patches big enough to make it worth their while and so the machines can get in and turn.
Had a bunch of nice mule ewes around the other day to eat everything off – I got terribly clucky as ‘by rights’ I should be lambing my flock about now – but then one of the sheep was poorly and all I had to do was phone the owner – if it had been mine it would have involved wheel barrowing it up several steep fields, a vet visit with costs and meds and then probably £28 to the hunt to take away the carcass – after I had pushed the corpse from the barn up another field to where they can collect – av weight 90kg I suppose. As i watched the owner trailer the creature away for treatment on his farm all I had to do was close the gate behind him and wish the ewe ‘all the best.’ UN clucky moi is me now 🙂
Neighbours spring tine harrowed my lower fields and put fertiliser on and the little rain we had last night will have sent that root wards.
We had a visit from another neighbour’s sheep flock via the non existent fence between his farm and my other neighbour’s fields and his non existent fence – it made me jump to see sheep in the hedge where mine always used to be but glad I had sold my flock – as a week later these sheep are still wandering around and it seems that they can be left for their owners to worry about – they aren’t causing me any concern and are out of harm’s way – but if they WERE in with my sheep a week AFTER they strayed the air WOULD be blue by now – as it is the sky is blue and I don’t much care about them or their lax owners – who are well aware where they are…:)
Happy Days! 🙂