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Posted: Tuesday 10 August, 2021

by Rosemary at 8:05pm in Smallholding 1 comment Add your own

Monday 2nd August

Today saw Rosie, Bronte and Rora return to the herd. Rora headed for her mum to suckle but Blizzard said, quite firmly, “Not on your Nellie”. So I guess she’s weaned now. Next job was to clean out the field shelter ready for – whomever.

On the first day of his holidays proper, Dan cut the grass and strimmed all the edges. Looks very tidy.

The calves have chewed the end of the hose. Now the water comes out in four directions, as I found out this afternoon when I got a cold shower.

hoseCalf chewed.

Tuesday 3rd August

Lovely day, so I got into the veg garden and did some weeding. It took twenty minutes to do this patch. Very satisfying.

weedsA fine crop of weeds.

weededAll gone.

I spent an hour at my desk doing Festival stuff. Ace is showing no interest in Annie, so it looks like she’s back in calf.

Dan was out topping before breakfast, and then reinforced the hen pen fences.

Wednesday 4th August

Sunny, warm, gentle breeze; put spot-on on the cattle and Smokey, to help with the flies.  Another hour at my desk and a bit more Festival stuff done. Idid a bit more weeding - I love unplanned flowers, though.

marigoldsUnplanned marigolds.

After more pre-breakfast topping, Dan “treated” himself to a pole saw, which he’s been promising to do for ages. .

We have a Jay in the garden. I’ve never seen one before.

One of the great things about living in Angus is the availability of fantastic local berries. Picked up some delicious strawberries from East Scryne today – they scented the whole house. Briefly. They were wonderful.

Thursday 5th August

Dan finished topping our paddocks. Laing’s Field needs done too.

We have a bumper crop of squash “Blaze”. I hope it tastes good and stores well.

squashSquash "Blaze".

Friday 6th August

Torrential rain over night and into morning – thankfully there’s plenty capacity to take it. Rora is in season. We’ll get her jagged after Ace goes.

RoraShe is a TART.

Saturday 7th August

Today was course preparation day.

We're still getting plenty cucumbers and courgettes.

standOur veg stand.

Sunday 8th August

Intro to Sheep Keeping course today. Very enjoyable.




Thursday 12 August, 2021 at 9:58am

Loving the diary entries, thank you!

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