March 2024RSS feed

Mainly more kitten spam

Monday 4 March, 2024

by Rosemary at 9:40am in Smallholding 0 comments Add your own

W/e Sunday 3rd March

How did it get to be March? We’ve had some nice weather this week. It’s been mainly kittens, as they settle in. Riley’s still scooty, so we’ve put them in dried food of the same make we use for the big cats. I can’t always get a consistent supply of wet food of any particular variety.

I don’t know how they managed to tip this stool.


Willow, seeds and kittens

Monday 11 March, 2024

by Rosemary at 10:01am in Smallholding 0 comments Add your own

It’s been a variable week, weatherwise. We had a couple of nice days at the start but it’s been bitterly cold, with a breath-taking easterly wind, at the end. Damp, dreich. Only the snowdrops and daffodils show that it’s spring.

However, I started sowing some seeds on heat – tomatoes, sweet peppers, - and some in the greenhouse - some herbs, sweet peas, calendula and candytuft.

seedsFirst 2024 seeds.

More willow, seeds and kittens

Sunday 17 March, 2024

by Rosemary at 7:50pm in Smallholding 0 comments Add your own

Monday 11th March

Office day.

Test results coming back for Riley are all negative – no campylobacter, salmonella – nothing. Which is good, but she’s still scooty. Blood tests next – and I’m extending her insurance. She’s put on half a kilo in weight though.

Tuesday 12th March

Dan and Murdo finished cutting down the willow, trimmed it and planted a load along the ditch to stabilise the back. And signs of Spring are around.

Henhouse / Pointing / Crow

Monday 25 March, 2024

by Rosemary at 9:43am in Smallholding 0 comments Add your own

Monday 18th March

Lovely morning, sunny with a wee breeze. We took our post-breakfast tea outside with Cooper and Riley. They were much braver today. They have a joint vet appointment tomorrow – him, to be weighed and registered, her, maybe bloods.

The stirks aren’t going away until Wednesday now.

Single Application Form completed; this may be our last year as by next year, we won’t have any livestock. I need to check if having other folk’s livestock on the grass allows us to claim.

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