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Life gets busier

Posted on: Saturday, September 6th, 2014 in: Cows, Sheep, Uncategorized

Last Tuesday Ember (the last of the sheep to lamb) pushed out her three!  They were all girls and DD was keen to hand raise one (supposedly for pet day in a few months).  We left all three on the mother for a few days, after making sure that she could count to three.  However, […]

And so it begins…

Posted on: Sunday, August 31st, 2014 in: Cows, Sheep

A number of new additions during the worst weekend of weather for a while.

A Bolt in the Dark

Posted on: Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 in: Cows

Well it has been a long time since I have written on this blog, so I will try to get back to it and be more regular. This seems to be late year here for babies, We are still awaiting the arrival of this seasons lambs. Based on when the ram went in they are […]

A Quick Update

Posted on: Monday, October 11th, 2010 in: Cows, Sheep

It is freezing cold today, we have even had hail which is unusual for this time of the year. Anyway it is a good day do an update. Quite alot of things have happened here lately and although I have been meaning to come here and tell all about it, time has got away form […]

All grown up

Posted on: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 in: Cows

Remember our first calf Liquorice, well he has grown up to be a lovely big boy. From this very cute lad – OK so he was always a big boy.To this boy. He spent the summer over the fence with the neighbours cows, talking to mama over the fence, and we watched as he grew […]

Out with the Old

Posted on: Friday, January 1st, 2010 in: Chickens, Cows, Crafts, Garden, General, Homeschooling

The new year is here and now is the time to take stock of the old and reflect on what may or may not need changing. First the unavoidable, the schoolwork. We managed to finish up all our themes from last year and so will be starting a new theme when we start up again […]

Enhancing The Milking Bay

Posted on: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 in: Buildings, Cows

With all the rain we got over Winter it was painfully obvious that we needed a floor on the milking bay.  This would solve at least two problems – the cows would no longer be knee deep in mud while we (ie. Sharon) were trying to milk, and they would (hopefully) be less hesitant to […]

Daisy Is A Mummy

Posted on: Friday, August 21st, 2009 in: Cows

It was a long wait and with much excitment that we awaited the arrival of Daisys’ first calf. She was due on the 20th of August and we were told that she would go up to 10 days early. Well the powers to be were wrong and she kept us waitingfor the full term and […]

Daisy in Training

Posted on: Monday, April 27th, 2009 in: Cows

Bevan has been on holiday for two weeks,and in that time he finally built the milking bay that I have been asking for for months. I need it to train Daisy to hand milking when she has her first calf at the end of July. He says he is going to write something about that […]

Milking Bay First Steps

Posted on: Saturday, April 25th, 2009 in: Buildings, Cows

With Daisy pregnant and due to give birth in a few months time, it was well overdue for me to build a milking bay - first time mother and all that sort of thing. I started off by planning out the location of the posts, then the neighbour kindly used his post hole borer to drill […]