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Young farmers

Even the hardest working farmers need to rest occasionally!

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The cycle starts again!

It’s April and the cycle of life starts again with calving and lambing. These are some of our first calves. They have had a tough start in life with endless cold, wet and windy days. And while I managed to … Continue reading

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Winter Quarters

The cattle have been scanned and they are all now living in their winter quarters, sheltered in the trees. It’s a nice place to be a cold, crisp day like yesterday.

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Feeding time, again

Feeding time for the pigs becomes more of a circus with each day that passes. The deer are becoming bolder and more numerous, and seem more concerned about the reaction of the pigs than os us. But it doesn’t stop … Continue reading

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No country for young lambs

We woke the morning to find weather more like January 26 than April 26. But it is what it is. The lambs seem to have survived so far, but we shall see what the rest of the week brings.

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The lamb

Born yesterday, this lamb was taking advantage this morning of sun spilling into the lambing shed. Despite the sun the air temperature is still cold so he will be in the shed for at least another 24 hours.

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A word about chickens, and geese

In my blogs about this year’s calves, lambs and pigs, I forgot to mention the new chickens which have been laying their first eggs in the last few days. As you can see they are a rather smart combination of … Continue reading

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