Tuesday 8 March 2016
Little Wiggly Tails
Yes we have all four lambkins onto the rack feeder, this makes feed time a lot easier
I love how there little tails wiggle while they are feeding
There tails have been ringed and soon will drop off, the lambs are really start to fill out now and there skin fits no more wrinkles and creases, they are starting to nibble the lamb growers pellets,
you can just see it in the background they have free access to that along with water.
Yesterday we spent most of the day moving logs
that were cut last winter and stored in dumpy bags down the field
Each bag is two trailer loads
It was a fair amount of tooing and froing
fill the trailer
unload the trailer and stack in the wood shed
Eventually the wood shed starts to fill, this shed is now 4 rows deep, to buy the wood it would cost about £300, a big saving doing it ourselves.
we have another wood shed next to this one that has wood I am burning at the moment, once empty I will start on this one then we refill the other one.
Of course the dumpy bags need refilling
The wood that was cut in the Autumn was next on the list to be chopped up and into dumpy bags
The tree that Martin brought down yesterday is stacked in the background that will be delt with later in the year.
The job of wood cutting is a lot easier with the two of us working together, I made a start with the chain saw, its not a tool I like using frightens the life out of me Martin is always there to supervise
Then he takes over and I just feed in the logs.
The day ended with a bonfire
We had some straw bedding to burn and the brush wood, there was a few boxes as well that I finally got emptied the other week.
I did get some eggs set in the incubator yesterday,
I have only set 6, once these are hatched I will set another 6,
Any cockerals will be for the table and hens will be added to the layers, hatching eggs is fun but there is a sad side,
sometimes chicks are deformed when they hatch and you have to dispatch them, its not a nice job but if you hatch eggs you have to be prepared to do it, its very cruel to allow them to live they would be attacked and pecked to death by the others.
We had an Indian take away as a treat after a hard slog of the day,
My shoulders are aching today so I plan light duties for today.