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Posted: Monday 31 January, 2022

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Monday 24th January

Weather holding – dry and sunny, but a cold wind. Busy, busy today – Dan away for two loads of hay; Lorna’s car to the garage; bills and paperwork done (including three attempts at putting last week’s diary on the website); hay to the steers at East Pitkerro. If I mend Dan’s trousers and make ginger nuts before bedtime, I’ll have done everything on my list for today.

Five years since Meggy died. Still miss her; she was one of a kind and the dog of a lifetime.

Thursday 27th January

We’ve decided this will be out last year of courses and tours. I’ll be sixty in July so we want to do some different things together. We’re meeting the accountant next week to discuss our next moves. Sad and exciting.

Friday 28th January

Dan’s been working away on the wood supply, with Andy. The wood store is looking healthier. They've been away for a load of pallets for kindling too.

woodstoreHealthier woodstore.

Saturday 29th January

So Storm Malik hit overnight. I think we’ve been quite lucky. One big branch down off a Scots pine, which the sheep are eating.  Mmm, piney fresh breath! Dan’s cut it up already but left the green for the girls.

pinebranchEwes enjoying a piney treat.

Remarkably, the gazebo on the hens’ caravan has survived, although we did have to let the hens free range today while repairs were done. Fingers crossed it survives to the end of the lockdown.

Sunday 30th January

We’ve had some rain – I can’t remember when it last rained.

Grey’s a doofus. He’s relaxing a bit more now. After his bucket he gets a brush – he’s tied up – but he drops his head and leans into the brush instead of leaping around and kicking. Very pleased.

greyNot cool, Grey.

Storm Corrie due to hit tonight.




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