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Posted: Tuesday 9 January, 2024

by Rosemary at 4:08pm in Smallholding 1 comment Add your own

Monday 1st January

Well, here we are, all bright eyed and bushy tailed for a new year! Garden is going to be top of the agenda along with finding some decent teabags.

Tuesday 2nd January

Right, list making and taking the decorations down were the orders of the day.

Wednesday 3rd January

The cows are due their annual Bravoxin top up by the middle of the month; I’ve ordered, or whatever is available this year.

Just have to share this photo of Buster (Rosedean Braw) – Blizz, his dam, has a heavy winter coat but she certainly doesn’t have his curls.

brawBuster (Rosedean Braw).

Thursday 4th January

Holiday are over – started work on Festival stuff, mainly recapping for me and sending out a swathe of emails.

The ditch is running and water levels are dropping but more rain is forecast. Aaarrggh.


homeFlooding receding. For now.

Friday 5th January

Dan’s pal, Murdo, was here today so they were off doing manly things like having bonfires and trimming ivy. This made the cows very happy, because they get the trimmings.

ivyBlizz and Skip with their ivy treat.

Saturday 6th January

Having finished his jumper, Dan’s now knitting me a cushion cover. I like the cable so much, I’ve applied for a waistcoat with a cable.

cushion Cusion cover.

The cows don’t leave much green on the ivy.

ivyWhat's left of the ivy.

Sunday 7th January

Ponies are in the veg garden, eating off the coarse grass that we allowed to grow unchecked in the summer. We’ve had to put up tape to protect the beds as Gracie has a taste for Brussels Sprouts.

poniesPonies clearing up the vegetable garden.

Fire on, pets (and us) comatose.

petsFire on, comatose pets.



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