Wednesday 28 June 2017
Rounding Up And A Round Up
Yes the Alpacas were sheared yesterday, we had to round them up and bring them in over the week end, which they were not to impressed by, rain was being forecast and they needed to be dry for shearing, needless to say the rain didn't happen.
I wasn't here for shearing this time, I have a long standing arrangement with friends, hence there is no shearing photos I am guessing it all went fine as they have all been cropped, Martin has to go back to work after shearing he will be home again tomorrow, I haven't yet spoken to him.
but they all look fine to me and there is lots of bags of fleece in the barn.
The sugar beet I sowed in the rotavated field is now popping up, it will be interesting to see how well it grows, it would be great to have some home grown for feeding to the animals.
My first little harvest of honeyberries, also know as sweetberry honeysuckle, I am going to try and propagate some more they are ready before the blueberries and taste very similar.
lots of nice big strawberries coming along a lot better than the ones in the poly tunnel so I think the poly tunnel ones will be going.
The onions had to come up from the poly tunnel I needed the space, we ended up with a barrow load of red onions
and a barrow load of white, some had started bolting so they have to be used first, they are all on a rack now in the barn.
In the kitchen
Martin made up a bowl of Salsa I was told it was really lovely, I will have to take his word for it because he ate it all and I didn't get to try it not one morsel. 🐖🐖🐖
We are still awash with goats milk
a batch of yogurt was made up
also some mozzarella cheese, one plain, one flavoured with Basil and one with chili.
waffles have been on the menu for a few days, to have with cream and strawberries
and a big pan of pulled pork made up from the left overs from a roast that has fed up for days.