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Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1110 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.
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waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1111 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 #1112 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  :)

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1113 on: May 08, 2018, 12:45:20 am »
Gathered, vaccinated, wormed and re-marked all the lambs. Also checked the ewes' teeth, feet and tits...... all on my own, with no stress to myself or the animals, and in about an hour.

When we first started, that took three of us at least twice as long to do, and for fewer animals.  What's more, I am pleased to report that I managed not to protect myself against pasturella, pulpy kidney etc this year..... That also makes a change compared with the first couple of times I did vaccinations!  ;D

Oh, and I fed this wee chap about twelvety times!



I'm only really posting this to say yes, it does get easier with practice. Actually, It's only when I look back now, that I realise just how far we've come. So, if that's you too, take a moment to be proud of what you've achieved and give yourself a pat on the back. However, if you're just starting out and struggling, take heart - give it a few years, and everything will become so much easier after you've done it all a few times.

We also had a visit from some church friends, who it turns out have always dreamed of doing what we do now. That would make them the fourth such couple we've met in three weeks. So, no matter how hard the hard bits get, there are loads of folks out there who would love to be living this way too, and it turns out even look on jealously (yeah, I know!!  :roflanim: ).

« Last Edit: May 08, 2018, 09:36:19 am by Womble »
Experience is what you get just after you needed it.

PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
    • Notes from a Suffolk Smallholding
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1114 on: May 08, 2018, 08:46:13 am »
Yesterday morning I did exactly the same thing, also on my own!

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1115 on: May 08, 2018, 11:12:00 pm »
Visiting the local garden centre to spend yet more money. This year I am investing in more ornamental plants for my garden since I had had to cut down on what I do. I still have plenty of space to grow vegetables and have put in yet another fruit tree in my front garden. A nectarine this time. It's only been there for a few weeks and is covered in tiny fruit. I didn't even notice any blossom.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1116 on: May 09, 2018, 06:24:27 pm »
cutting up mealworms, for the swallows , who like the cat's/Dogs/Goats/Chickens have me well trained.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2018, 09:48:43 pm by Rupert the bear »

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1117 on: May 16, 2018, 08:49:47 pm »
My New wildlife/trail cam arrived this evening, I have been reading the Chinglish instructions to set it up, we shall see

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1118 on: May 18, 2018, 10:20:35 pm »
Busy in the garden, sowing veggie seeds: beetroot, chard, cavelo nero kale, salad leaves, cos lettuce, radishes, rocket and wild flowers. Also got one small bed covered in weed suppressant membrane round the jostaberry. There's a bird feeder in the same bed and the birds love both so lots of seeds dropped. I spent this evening with a heated pad on my back and wishing I had the sense to know my limits.

 

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