February 2018RSS feed

Sheep scanning / Hedge / Cakes / Imbolc

Monday 5 February, 2018

by Rosemary at 12:01pm in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 29th January

Picked up two loads of hay, one for here and one for East Pitkerro.

Caught up with paperwork then made “Mary’s Ginger and treacle spiced tray bake” – and very nice it was too.

Tuesday 30th January

Martin and I had a trip down to Caledonian Market today – it was bitterly cold but stayed dry.

Tom continues to make progress – he’s desperate to be part of the family but is awful scared of the dogs. Which is nuts because he has far better weapons than them – and isn’t afraid to use them.

Holiday / Piglets / Fencing / Edin Yarn Fest / Washing

Monday 12 February, 2018

by Rosemary at 11:57am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 5th February

Put a new bale of hay in for the steers and gave them a fresh bed. Dosed them with Closamectin pour-on.

The two wee ones have some bare patches but they don’t look inflamed – the Closamectin should take care of any external parasites, if that’s the cause.

Friday 9th February

Phew, ever been on holiday and within an hour of being home, you feel like you’ve never been away?

Just home; been for two loads of hay and straw.

Heifers weaned / Conference / Willow bed / Sheep prep

Monday 19 February, 2018

by Rosemary at 9:44am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 12th February

Glorious day – frosty, but sunny. Paperwork day – including final arrangements for the Smallholding Scotland Conference, which is on Friday, and my Powerpoint presentation for Longforgan W.I. on Wednesday.

Tom was out and about on his own - he's really coming on.

TomTom out and about.

Willow / Sheep / Freezers / Icing / Rugby

Monday 26 February, 2018

by Rosemary at 10:14am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 19th February

Grey and damp, but much warmer. Not as much rain as forecast.

Took three barren ewes to the abattoir then brought the remaining eleven plus the tup and wether home. Used the last movement license in the first book of licenses. The new owners of Astwood move in on Thursday.

Split the sheep into two groups – twins in one and the four singles, plus Urquhart and Ted in the other; filled the hay feeders as there’s no grass to speak of.

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