Wednesday 20 December 2017

Treacle and Tomatoes

Things have been rather busy of late here,
 The sheep have been wormed and feet checked ready to see them through winter
 Manky who turned up the other month with a damaged leg, still hasn't been claimed, she has become very friendly, a good investigation of the leg it seems it must have been broken some time ago and has fused in a bent position, she gets about fine and is not in pain, she also got wormed along with our sheep
 and has now joined our little flock.
The doves have had a hard time and another 7 were taken by the Goshawk, Magpies ripped the baby doves from there nest,
 This mama dove was chased under the car by the Goshawk, she is our last remaining female
and she had a young one to care for, 
 we cleaned her off the best we could with washing up liquid
 and she was left to dry off in the barn
 a week on cleaned up with her partner and youngster, as these are the only remaining doves we have kept them in the barn, we are moving the dovecot into the fruit cage and soon they will move into there.
 Yes we are still picking tomatoes, not a lot but its still lovely to have some fresh tomatoes.
 The old garden shredder is being put to use shredding up vegetables for the goats to help bulk out there meals as there isn't much green stuff around for them to graze.
 Spot a new goat
 This is Treacle
 He is on loan to us until the new year, hopefully getting the girls into kid.
The Buffalo's are not with us yet, we are now all ready for them, I will try and get some photos over the next day or so.


  1. Hi Dawn :) Lovely to see Manky settling in! It just fills my heart to see a rescue/adopted critter in a good home :) Oh gosh am I envious of your tomatoes!!! My winter garden isn't doing too well and all we can eat are canned tomatoes until the summer now! I hope you all have a happy holiday season!! :)

  2. How kind of you looking after the stray sheep. You both work so hard. Fresh toms how lovely. Wishing you a merry Christmas.

  3. Expect Treacle will be having a very Happy Christmas! x

  4. Wow tomatoes in December, well done. Glad to hear all is going well. Merry Christmas to every life form on your piece of heaven.

  5. So sorry for the loss of the doves.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

    God bless.

  6. Ah. A goat. I wondered what traditional treacle and tomatoes would taste like...

  7. Oh those poor doves. It breaks my heart.
    Manky has certainly fallen on her feet....bless her. I think you are wonderful to look after her.
    What a gorgeous name for a goat....Treacle....that is just so cute.

    Well I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas you deserve it....apart from the Goshawk...he is definitely getting a lump of coal.
    Have a great time.

  8. We once had a goat who jumped a fence and broke her leg on Christmas day. I splinted it, rewrapped it weekly and told my hubbie the minute she looks like she is in pain we're putting her down. It healed and she thrived. we called her "Lucky" after that and had her for years. Always so kind and gentle she was with all the little kids (human and goat). May Manky bring you as much joy as Lucky did us.


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