December 2017RSS feed

Farewell to Winnie and Paddy / Scotland the Bread flour

Monday 4 December, 2017

by Rosemary at 10:39am in Smallholding 2 comments Comments closed

Monday 27th November

Nice morning but cloudy at lunchtime and with a rising wind.

Did the usual bill paying and paperwork then made mincemeat. Christmas is coming!

Tuesday 28th November

Mild and sunny today. Put a halter on Paddy, our steer calf, today for the first time.

Paddy and Blizzard halteredPaddy and Blizzard.

Rugby / Beef / Green raddle / Sycamore

Tuesday 5 December, 2017

by Rosemary at 3:31pm in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 20th November

Very wet this morning – must have been a lot of rain overnight – and it’s been pretty persistent all day, although it’s not hugely cold. So glad that we managed to get the cattle in over the weekend.

Lucy bagged the best spot in the field shelter.

Lucy in the field shelterLucy, boss equine.

Meet Tom / Scotland the Bread / Cold snap

Monday 11 December, 2017

by Rosemary at 10:01am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 4th December

Not a bad day – mild but a bit raw by nightfall. Received some photos of Winnie and Paddy looking quite content.

Did the routine paperwork in front of the woodburner.

Started a mix for Christmas cake – this is going to be mini cakes for the Solstice gathering.

Made cottage pie for dinner- so good to have mince  again.

Dan’s made fab bread with the new flour.

Scotland the Bread loavesScotland the Bread Hunter's Flour boules.

Meet Tom / Meet Whyte & Mackay / Boot room

Monday 18 December, 2017

by Rosemary at 4:14pm in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 11th December

Not much diary this week unless Dan writes it as I’m off to for a wee break with our daughter.

While I'm away Dan's redecorating our 'boot room' - the unheated room at our back door where dirty boots, wet clothes etc have always been taken off and stored.

Boot room beforeBoot room before.

The terracotta floor was never properly sealed and it's filthy!

Solstice / Deer / Byre / Hay / Sick sheep

Monday 25 December, 2017

by Rosemary at 2:04pm in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 18th December

A bit milder today but the ground (and the water) is still frozen.

Got a message to say that one of our ewes had got her head stuck in the licky bucket – the handle over the back of her head. But just as we arrived, we got another message to say she was fine. Still, gave me the chance to check the licks – one was almost finished so I opened up the new one – and cut the handle to prevent a repeat.

Tom’s more relaxed today – happy to have lots of strokes, with lots of purring. He’s eating well and using his litter tray.

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