Field, Sheep

The Lambing Shed (Part 2)

With the inside in a slightly more acceptable condition, we started to focus on the front of the shed.  The cladding was very weather worn and rotting in places and so we decided to strip this off and replace it with treated plywood panels. This was relatively easy as we do tend to excel in… Continue reading The Lambing Shed (Part 2)

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Field, Sheep

The Lambing Shed (Part 1)

By now we had got used to the daily running of the farm and started to look ahead.  We put together a list of things that needed doing and realised that we'd have to address them individually, and over a period of months, if not years! Our first priority was to get the lambing shed… Continue reading The Lambing Shed (Part 1)

Field, Turkey

Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build 3

Mr P-J has been working very hard on the turkey enclosure and it is finally finished! With a bit of help from Binty and Little P we now have netting across the top of the area, just in case the turkeys decide to have a bit of a flap. Much like some aircraft, turkeys are… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build 3

Field, Turkey

Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build 2

We have been busy little bees since the last Turkey update! The feathery fiends continue to grow and have now discovered that they can jump up onto the kitchen windowsill to watch daily goings on. The enclosure is coming on well. We have found a shed, put in posts and started the wiring, over a… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build 2

Field, Sheep

Sheep maintenance

This weekend Binty and Little P took on the not-so-easy task of worming and Heptavac-ing the flock. For those who aren't well versed in sheep maintenance, it is important to ensure that they are up to date with everything, especially prior to lambing.  Heptavac P Plus is a vaccination that covers Pasturella as well as diseases… Continue reading Sheep maintenance

Chickens, Field

Our battery hens

After posting about making a treat for the chickens on Sunday, I remembered that not all of our chickens have had the same start.  Earlier this year Binty bought some ex-battery hens who are now in retirement with her.  This is retirement in the sense that they weren't bought with the expectation of eggs, simply to… Continue reading Our battery hens