Monday, 22 October 2018

Riding a sheep

Lesson to ones self. Never put chicken feed down infront of you in a sheep field. After a night shift I wasn’t thinking. 

I put feed down in front of me. sheep spotted it and went between legs to get it. She Walked forward she lifted my legs off ground I was stuck on her back for minutes. 

Luckily she headed toward water Butt so I could get off. It would have been hilarious footage!! 


Friday, 19 October 2018

Sheep burglars

Poly tunnel door took a battering from storm but also a sheep attack. Big hole where my sheep got in 

Fixed it today as well as fixing chicken house that sheep wrecked climbing in it. Them lambs think they are chickens now.?

Friday, 12 October 2018

Storm

Bit windy and  wet down at field. Used my new homemade hat whisk did a good job!!




The polytunnel taking a battering fingers cross the door holds out. Good job polytunnel well needed in or think it would have took off. 

My 1,000 litre I can water tank next to polytunnel nice and full. 

Sheep not to impressed they hiding in pig arc and chickens and ducks just hiding in coup. 


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Cockerels

Home grown roast chicken for tea tonight. Sorry to my vegetarian friends but the cockerels has a lovely life. 

I spent today learning how to dispatch correctly I was very nervous of hurting the birds. I then plucked and dressed 3 birds. 

All part of knowing where your food comes from. 

Monday, 17 September 2018

Blantant naughtyness

The sheep - grr escaped from neighbours field. A kind neighbour opened my gate and left it open. By time I got there all of them in the sheep shelter in my field I closed gate. Since which they jumped back in with chickens and decided to have a rest! Didn’t even wait till I left field!! 





Have one poorly chicken too. She was on her back I picked her up she seems ok but weak. Separated her so hoping a bit of isolation will do the job. Need to move young cockrels. 

Other decision is I have offer of a ram when do I want to lamb? And what to do with lambs as they too young to go with ram!! Decisions decisions! 


Sunday, 9 September 2018

Return of the chillies

After the sheep eating veg the chilli plants recovered. Wow my mouth is on fire they are hot!!




Saturday, 8 September 2018

Sheep on holiday

Next door farm at field very kindly have asked me to graze my sheep in their field. They need lawn mower. With weather and failure of my grass. It was an offer I could not refuse. Sheep are loving their holiday home.