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Dahlias / Timber / Bottles

Monday 2 September, 2019

by Rosemary at 11:27am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 26th August

Very hot and windy. Did an hour pulling ragwort – there was more than I thought so I didn’t get it finished. One more session should do it. Ace obviously things the rubble bags are for playing with. I wish he’d leave them alone.

Usual office day, picking up follow-up for the Shetland Cattle at RHS 2020 project, the Festival and Smallholding Scotland. And some Dalmore stuff too.

By 9pm, it was getting dark and the haar rolled in.

Juice / BBQ / Tags

Monday 9 September, 2019

by Rosemary at 1:03pm in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 2nd September

Can’t believe it’s September, but the weather has changed- much cooler and damp this morning, then quite a breeze rising. After I finished in the office, it was over to Laing’s Field to finally finish pulling ragwort. What a sense of satisfaction. Of course, I haven’t pulled every last bit, but that’s the bulk of it out and most of it before it seeded. We’ll need to get out with the trailer and get the bags in now, for burning.

Honey / Pigs / Pears

Monday 16 September, 2019

by Rosemary at 12:41pm in Smallholding 1 comment Comments closed

Monday 9th September

Rain overnight but a decent day. The lame lamb is sound and Annie is much better, which is good news.

In preparation for their imminent departure, we wormed, fluked and tidied up the three ewe lambs. The two coloured ones now race in for their cake, with Niamh, her lamb and the three BFL but the white lamb hasn’t quite worked it out yet. When she’s herded in – and she comes in fine – she watches the others eating. Bless her. Not the sharpest tool in the box.

Euro / Hazels / Hens

Tuesday 24 September, 2019

by Rosemary at 11:49am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 16th September

Cool start, but sunny later in the day. A lovely autumn day. Our big cockerel, Nugget, attacked me this morning – drew blood and ripped my jammies (I was planning to do the hens than take a cup of tea back to Dan in bed, now it’s getting darker in the mornings). Usually he waits until I’m out the gate and attacks the gate, but either his or my timing was off this morning. It’s really sore. His coat is on a very shoogly peg.

Looks like Leo will be swapping with Euro. I’m a bit sad but it’s for the best all round.

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