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BFL fleece / Squash / Grey away

Monday 2 October, 2023

by Rosemary at 8:52am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 25th September

Sunny and breezy. MP, who is buying Grey, called to ask in the haulier had been in touch. He hasn’t.

And that’s kind of it until Friday 29th September, because it’s been all desk and meetings.

Friday teatime, I get a call from the haulier. He’ll be staying in Perth overnight, can we get Grey to him  by 8.30am tomorrow. It’s about an hour from here to Perth. Yes, says I. Well, he has to go sometime.

Rain / Mango / Festival

Monday 9 October, 2023

by Rosemary at 5:07am in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 2nd October

Cooler than yesterday, with a brisker breeze. Cloudy start but sun got out  late morning. I saw it through the window.

I did have help though. To distract Diesel, I removed my fleecy shirt. Cold now, but at lest I can get on.

DieselDistracting Diesel.

Then Thomas stopped by.

TomThomas, helping.

Puddles / Eggs / Festival

Monday 16 October, 2023

by Rosemary at 9:20pm in Smallholding Comments closed

Monday 9th October

Final run in to the Scottish Smallholder Festival 2023. Awake at 3am, up at 5am. Notes made and back to bed for a bit.

Let the cows out; it’s been mostly dry today, although the fields are still very wet, but it’s been warm and sunny, so best to make the most of it.

HomeIt's a bit wet.

The hens, now in their winter quarters, have found the nest box Dan made for them last year – in which they laid exactly zero eggs. Doing better this year.

Storm Babet

Monday 23 October, 2023

by Rosemary at 9:41am in Smallholding 1 comment Add your own

Monday 16th October

Saw the cows and my pony for the first time in four days. The cows are loving the windfall pears.

I finally picked the outdoor squashes. A wee tiny one in Tesco is £1.60. We’re sitting on a fortune. Dan made spiced squash and lentil soup yesterday and leek and potato today; he’s on a roll but running out of tubs for the freezer. Soon he will start demanndong that my Lego storage tubs be retirned to the kitchen.

squashesButternut squash.

Wet / Plants / Aurora's birthday

Saturday 28 October, 2023

by Rosemary at 5:22am in Smallholding 2 comments Add your own

Monday 23rd October

Frosty this morning, but lovely and sunny. Cows boycotting the shed again – huffy girls.

Put the Christmas puddings on to steam first thing. Set fruit to soak for a Classic Christmas cake.

A huge box of plants delivered; these are wee plug plants to be grown on for the front garden. I’ve opened them up and watered them. Potting up tomorrow. There was a free gift of 40 daffodil bulbs. No idea where these are going to go.

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