Monday, April 8, 2013

A bit of spring in the air!

Since our last post, we have had a little glimpse of spring and how lovely it has been!

Signs of Spring
We have had a very productive weekend.
Mum and I have planted lots of seeds, some for our flower border in the garden. Foxgloves, Aquilegia, Lupins, Hollyhocks, Poppys as well as lots of scatter and rake, Mother thinks I've got an addiction to these. We have also planted 40 sunflowers. We are hoping that we can dry them and the chooks can have them over the winter.

Even Titten was helping

Nearly all of the seed potatoes are planted.

Mum has planted Chard, Kale, Tomatoes (lots of them, Mum gets carried away with these) French Beans, Broad Beans, Beetroot, Cauliflowers. Lots of pricking out to do other the next few weeks.

Dad and I did a bit of maintenance, we put the cattle feeders back, as Denis had took to standing with his front feet in them when he was being introduced to Tilly.

Mended the turkey run door as it was falling to bits. Always maintenance to do!

We also hung the last gates in the pigs area in the wood.

Dad has rotovated the path that runs to the bottom of the wood and put some grass seed down. This is going to make things so much easier when the bees arrive. When hopefully we have some very full supers to extract honey from.

Pearl had her first outing for a cup of tea in the garden.

Gareth and Maurice have been making a pile of scrap metal over the last few months, we took delivery of a skip on Friday for it all to go in. We hope that it will raise some money to help towards finishing the meat cutting room.

We had a lovely shoulder of lamb for dinner, its such a treat

Tonight brought the job of testicles and tails. We really don't like banding them, but it is for the best. We cheat and get our friend Nigel to do them.

We've have started a cure for salt beef to night, it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

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