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Blackcurrants / Sinks / Courses

Monday 6 June, 2022

by Rosemary at 1:27pm in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 30th May

Cool, showery.

I was awake at 5am; too many things on my mind. Prevarication is not conducive to a stress free life. Blizzard appears to be coming into season.

Prised Dan away from his desk (not THAT difficult) to  go for lunch and to the garden centre. We bought plants for hanging baskets and pots and had a look at water features for the fernery, but nothing jumped out at me. I won’t buy anything until it’s cleared out and I can see the size and shape. My tentative plans include pots with ferns and hostas; a water feature; some sort of lighting; a Buddha head statue and some sort of seating. And maybe a mirror.

Wall / Pipes / Willow

Monday 13 June, 2022

by Rosemary at 9:57am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 6th June

It seems to be a time of “lasts”. This morning we took sheep to the abattoir for the last time; two cull ewes and two wethers from last year. I hope the rest can all be sold for breeding.

It’s cold today and I’m tired. I’ve got the ponies to do for the next three days; I can’t be bothered poo picking today. Will do double tomorrow.

Ploughed through paperwork and random tasks, accompanied by much sighing and yawning.

Weaning / Buddha / Tubs

Monday 20 June, 2022

by Rosemary at 7:53am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 13th June

Cloudy, mild and still breezy, although not blowing the hoolie at was over the weekend.

Focussed on getting through the paperwork – I’ve got a couple of newsletters to do, including one for the Festival. And I do need to spend some time on the Festival this week. The trick is not to get distracted by social media.

Bronte and Baby, just because.

babyBronte and Baby.

Strawberry / Royal Highland Show / New car

Monday 27 June, 2022

by Rosemary at 8:35am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 20th June

The day didn’t quite get off to the planned start – we both forgot to take the meat birds’ feed out last night, so rather than getting on with that job first thing, we had to wait a bit for them to “empty”.

Still, that gave me time to bake a couple of fruit tea loaves and some ginger nuts and get some of my paperwork done.

In the end, we had nine whole birds, totalling 29.52, average 3.28, range 2.61 – 3.92 and one portioned bird. Plus necks, feet, heads for dog feed.

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