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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1095 on: March 29, 2018, 07:47:19 am »
Thanks Black Sheep. We managed to twin the orphan lamb on yesterday, so I'm feeling a little bit better about things today, so yes, I'll write it up when I get chance, as there's loads of learning in what happened.

Today's learning: Colostrum tastes really weird! #thingsyouknewyouweregoingtohavetotryjustonce.
Experience is what you get just after you needed it.
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Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1096 on: March 29, 2018, 08:41:02 am »
Today's learning: Colostrum tastes really weird! #thingsyouknewyouweregoingtohavetotryjustonce.
But makes a wonderful egg custard without needing eggs.

philcaegrug

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1097 on: March 30, 2018, 09:37:43 pm »
Showing our 2year old palomino section b filly.


Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1098 on: April 01, 2018, 09:49:50 am »
Found out that the hen we thought had gone broody four days ago, is in fact dead.

Now we're not sure if she was ever broody, or if she just died whilst laying an egg, and we're really unobservant!  :dunce:

Er, Happy Easter Everybody!  :o
Experience is what you get just after you needed it.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1099 on: April 01, 2018, 11:25:53 am »
Found out that the hen we thought had gone broody four days ago, is in fact dead.

Now we're not sure if she was ever broody, or if she just died whilst laying an egg, and we're really unobservant!  :dunce:

Er, Happy Easter Everybody!  :o

Dont worry , she might get resurrected tomorrow   :fc: :fc: :fc:

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1100 on: April 01, 2018, 02:58:02 pm »
Staggering around tapping in loose fence posts, taking a long time as I keep stopping to watch the birds.
Dawn chorus this morning was exceptional , sitting out side with a mug of tea a dusting of snow on the ground , a clear blue sky and the birds just going for it,  you cant buy that .
 

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1101 on: April 02, 2018, 11:12:01 am »
Spent this morning tidying mucking out the porch in advance of some friends coming up to see our lambs, only for them to get within two miles and turn back because of the extreme weather conditions. We hadn't even noticed, and still have 24hr old lambs outside!

P.S. for avoidance of doubt, there is no snow lying here whatsoever. Well, only the remnants of the piles the JCB left when they dug us out a few weeks ago!  ;D
Experience is what you get just after you needed it.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1102 on: April 04, 2018, 07:18:29 am »
OK. Spoke too soon. There's three inches of snow lying now  :-[ .
Experience is what you get just after you needed it.

dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1103 on: April 05, 2018, 08:55:54 pm »
Wondering why keeping sheep was a good idea!

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1104 on: April 08, 2018, 02:14:41 pm »
Out in the sun, (for the 2nd day in a row) de-thatching and cutting down rushes in a couple of paddocks , the chickens chasing me for the insects that get thrown up ( and hoping I will take a tumble as the cutter runs away from me    :)   )  extracted apple juice with my steamer and will bottle the elderberry wine, Oh and ordered 2 new walking sticks, I seem to break them a lot  :(

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1105 on: April 08, 2018, 11:03:13 pm »
Talking to my mother who is staying with us. She's 87 and tells me the same story over and over again so I don't have to actually listen just go Mmm at intervals. Hoping to be able to take her out tomorrow,

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1106 on: April 15, 2018, 09:14:37 pm »
Checking over the trailer for the show season, doing outside jobs in the sun, yes  :sunshine:  and cutting down to size my new  carbon fibre walking sticks, they'd better last as quite ( as in very ) expensive. and getting the hay making gear out to photograph for selling, thats an era over in my life  :'( , and not my choice regretably.
However if it doesn't sell , it would be a shame to having it sitting in the garage when theres grass to be cut , just have to ask for help, not that men do that sort of thing ...

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1107 on: April 16, 2018, 02:28:18 pm »
Moving a mare and foal.  The second time in 2 years that an RDA mare has had a BOGOF.

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1108 on: April 22, 2018, 05:19:58 pm »
Send livestock off to a customer :) checking lambing ewes, checking pregnant buffalo and feeding everything. Going to be doing bit of gardening later, this weather is just too good ATM
Have a great one guys!
the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, loving concern.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1109 on: April 22, 2018, 06:47:47 pm »
Photographing and making a short video of the haymaking equipment that going up for sale  :(  , on the other hand swallows singing  :)

 

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