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Gwenna / Potatoes / Poppy

Monday 1 August, 2022

by Rosemary at 2:04pm in Smallholding 1 comment Comments closed

Monday 25th July

Nicely wet today.

I had to take Gwenna to the vet this morning. Not sure what’s wrong but she was in a lot of pain. The vet couldn’t even examine her, because she was rigid. She’s had two painkiller injections, has had a pee (allowed out on the lead only) and two scrambled eggs. She’s now asleep. She goes back to the vet tomorrow morning.

GwennaPoorly Gwenna.

Gwenna / Health tests / Bannockyarn

Monday 8 August, 2022

by Rosemary at 11:39am in Smallholding 2 comments Comments closed

Monday 1st August Lammas

Dan collected Gwenna this afternoon. She’s bright in herself, and her back legs move but she can’t take any weight on them. Between feeding, medication and physio (5 times daily), Dan’s made a spreadsheet to keep us right. The drugs should be finished in two weeks, fingers crossed but the physio will be six weeks at least. I was a bit upset at the vet report – her prognosis is given as fair to good but we’ll give her the best chance we can.

Gwenna / Sunflowers / Dahlias

Monday 15 August, 2022

by Rosemary at 8:27am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 8th August

I love dahlias. These are from Sarah Raven; the Venetian Collection. Just hope I can manage to keep them for next year. I have a poor record so far.


Tuesday 9th August

It’s like autumn here – I guess the lack of water is making the trees drop leaves early.

Fox / Rain / Bus pass

Monday 22 August, 2022

by Rosemary at 6:04pm in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 15th August

Thunder, lightning and rain overnight and into morning. Biblical rain about 7am. I was in the polytunnel, watering, and it was thrashing down. More forecast for tonight and tomorrow. Hens left the hen house, and most turned around and went back in. Others sheltering under the nest boxes.

hensIt's raining.

Farrier due to come at 10.30am. I’m slopping about in trousers but bedtime T shirt and no underwear when he arrives early. Ponies no even in. Arrgh. What a sight! Still done now and I am properly shored up. Dogs exhausted this morning – maybe the thunder kept them awake. Today is the day I’m going to sort out my bus pass. Maybe.

Gwenna / Geraniums / Lintel

Monday 29 August, 2022

by Rosemary at 8:27am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 22nd August

Busy morning; down to Downfield to pick up some Shetland beef from Paul Sanderson. Three of my old customers had bought beef too, so I picked that up as well.

Light rain this morning, with some heavier showers, dropping to drizzle – not forecast but welcome, nevertheless.

Visit this afternoon from Alan and Dianne Yarker, who we met through the Shetland Cattle Breeders Association. Great to catch up with them; lovely folk. Managed to avoid talking about the state of the current breed society.

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