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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1350 on: May 31, 2019, 03:11:34 pm »
I just paid for our borrowed tup last autumn; £5 per live lamb born. The trouble is, what do I categorise it as in the accounts?  It's not livestock purchase and it's not veterinary......


I settled for "tool and equipment hire" in the end  :roflanim:
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1351 on: June 01, 2019, 12:30:14 am »
My goat shed and yard area is now converted into an area of raised beds and pots of flowers. I'm calling it my flower terrace as we already have a patio. Today I sat in there with my crochet and enjoyed the sunshine. Yes, I still miss keeping goats but it helps to have something completely different in their place.

cans

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1352 on: June 20, 2019, 02:07:42 pm »
Chocolating, cutting, sticking, jamming and icing various cakes for the tea tent at local gala on Saturday.  (Doune, Stirling if anyone fancies a selection of Homemade cakes  ;) )  Brownies are doing the teas, well myself (Tawny Owl) and Brown Owl are making the cakes and dishing out the teas, complete with fancy dress.  Something involving a sieve and forensic type all in one suit I’m lead to believe!
Got a few meetings tonight then more cake icing tomorrow and more shuffling of boxes in the fridge to get everything in......

cans

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1353 on: June 22, 2019, 07:54:39 am »
After another day of icing cakes and reshuffling tubs I managed to get what needed to go in the fridge and even better keep the fridge door shut  :excited:  lots of tubs and cool blocks scattered round the coolest parts of the flat and an ever so slightly (not!) panic that I’d forgotten to make something as I still had spare tubs  :thinking:

A new day dawns and having loaded everything except cakes into the car I’m off to set up the tables after the ceilidh last night ....... no I didn’t go to that, I was asleep before 9pm !!!

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1354 on: June 22, 2019, 12:06:23 pm »
Sorted and washed a lovely Leicester longwool fleece :) :)

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1355 on: June 26, 2019, 08:56:00 pm »
listening to the swallows and standing/sitting guard in the sun outside the steading.
tomorrow however..............

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1356 on: June 26, 2019, 10:21:56 pm »
Sorted and washed a lovely Leicester longwool fleece :) :)
Ooo nice,any pictures ?

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1357 on: June 26, 2019, 10:30:58 pm »
I stole a rabbit today.

Then I had to make a run for it.
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1358 on: June 27, 2019, 01:41:40 pm »
Sorted and washed a lovely Leicester longwool fleece :) :)
Ooo nice,any pictures ?
Of the sheep?  It belongs to Hampton Paddock and stables of Sledmere house, there may be pictures of Victor on their facebook/web pages.  Members of the York Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers have been asked to spin their fleeces at an open day on 8 September.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #1359 on: June 27, 2019, 11:58:23 pm »
Went to Birmingham ( and back ) , coming back up it was so nice to see so much hay being made, in places the smell of drying grass was quite pervasive , through Cumbria we saw an old chap on a power major turning a field alongside the motorway , I had my driver give a couple of toots,I waved and he waved his cap back in return !

The pointy shoe'd suits in the back didnt understand, sad having to explain how and why hay is made and the reason "costabucks" dont sell it with or without sprinkles. ( And it wasn't the aircon that made the car chilly after that  :D :D :D )
I like my retirement, but do enjoy the occasional tasks ( well paid ). But I am more and more concerned at the lack of knowledge and appreciation of farming and food production.

 

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