Thursday 30 December 2021

End Of The Year 2021

 Well that’s another year flown by, 

a wet and windy end to this one, up to our knees in mud, 

Once the rain and drizzle stops we do dry out underfoot fairly quickly, thank goodness.

Christmas Day was quiet and relaxed we headed down the beach with the dogs a friend joined us with her dogs too

Paige and Mia were happy running around making new friends catching up with old ones, Poppy was very scared it’s only been her second trip off the farm and everything is so scary for her.

We took a flask of hot chocolate, some sausage rolls mince pies and this year’s Christmas cake. Newfoundland Cherry cake.

Day after Boxing Day I did spend a little time in the Polytunnel sowing some onion seeds, I did read it was traditional to sow the Boxing Day but I wasn’t feeling up to it, I am sure one day won’t make a difference.

This week we also got the young goats seperated,  the two young bucks needed moving into a new paddock were they will be joined by Elvis in a few days, then the two young does that I plan to breed from next winter will be moved up to the big goat house. Sloshing around in mud is not the best environment to try cleaning down goat houses bringing in fresh straw and hay but we got there. 

The was a bit of verbal objections but they soon settled down.

Last night in a my quest to get rid of one of the freezers, I pulled out 10 pints of stock meat and fish stocks and got them canned up

I had recently bought a cast iron gas ring that I can run off bottled gas, specifically for canning, gives it more control over the temperatures.

So what does 2022 bring.

I will do another post on that as we have a life changing announcement to make.

Hope you all have a good one stay safe and well.


  1. Hope 2022 is a good one for you. Intrigued to read your 'life-changing' announcement.

  2. Dawn sounds as if your previous plans have already worked, so I'm looking forward to the next stage.......

  3. As Sooze says, most intriguing.

    Happy New Year to you.

  4. That is an impressive looking rig!

    Also, super excited and curious about aforementioned life changing announcement. Hopeful it is good news.

  5. Happy New Year to you too. You will soon work your magic touch with Poppy and have her totally settled. Here is hoping that things are better all round for everyone. Take care Triciax

  6. Look forward to hearing your plans.
    Happy New Year.

  7. Wishing you all the best for 2022 : )


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