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Hedge-trimming / Weeding / Cheddar / Brushing cows

Monday 2 January, 2017

by Rosemary at 9:52am in Smallholding 0 comments Add your own

Monday 26th December

No white Christmas, but there was a tiny smattering of white this morning.

There was a bit more at Astwood, when I went feed the steers but I don’t think it’ll last.

Smattering of snow at AstwoodSmattering of snow at Astwood - it's been a mild Winter so far.

The steers are getting a scoop of sugar beet every day, to get them steady enough to apply a pour-on worm / fluke treatment.

Cattle move / Workshop plans / Avian flu / Meg / Knitting

Monday 16 January, 2017

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Monday 2nd January

Moved the steers to their winter paddock today, with access to the wood. It was half dark by the time we got round to it, but they were really good.

Although the weather had been good over winter so far, I’m happy with them having additional shelter, just in case. We’ll get the ring feeder in soon.

The sheep now have access to all the other paddocks, so they’ll be happy too.

Met my chum Carol for lunch – great to catch up at Balgove Larder. Brought home a few wee foodie treats for Dan.

Meg / Bryn & Ceri / Snow / Straw / Weaners

Wednesday 18 January, 2017

by Rosemary at 5:01pm in Smallholding 0 comments Add your own

Monday 9th January

Took Meg to the vet and she’s been kept in overnight on fluids. Poor old girl. She’s in the best place. Hope to get her home tomorrow.

Tuesday 10th January

Meg’s much better and is home. She’s on a diet of chicken and rice for the foreseeable.

Meg's dinnerMeg tucking in.

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