Monthly Archives: September 2011
Lamb #131 died yesterday; this was a runty lamb with bad arthritis so in some ways for the best. Ewe #717 is still plaintively searching for her lost twin however, which is sad to see. Checked that the 7 ewes … Continue reading
You can see the top of the old well, a menace to farm machinery and walkers alike, inside the tree protector on the right. We try to avoid incidents by planting a tree almost on top of it but so … Continue reading
This prolific lemon tree has, for the last two years, been stripped of fruit at the height of its season by persons unknown. One day it is bowed down with large lemons, the next day, maybe a couple of small … Continue reading
Sheep are banished to the Front paddock until the digging is completed.
Bit of a cold, cloudy day with some showers. Karola moved the ewes off the driveway and took down the electric fence in preparation for another working week on the cottage. After two days on the driveway and under the … Continue reading
It took me 90 minutes to put up the electric fence down the 121 driveway and round the big oak, then the ewes and lambs were allowed in and raced around looking for the choicest grasses. Lambs didn’t seem to … Continue reading
In preparation for the ewes and lambs grazing the main drive over the weekend I slowly drove them all into the Goose paddock. I also checked that the ewes and thirteen lambs over at the neighbours were still in good … Continue reading
Bit of a shame but #915’s twin lambs both died in the night – just too small or their mum too inexperienced I guess. I buried them both by the old wooden gate into the Front paddock.