Thursday, 19 July 2018

First courgette

First courgettes cooked and eaten. Yum so much more tasty when goes from plant to mouth in a speedy time frame. 

Other veg plants finally growing, slowly but a bit of rain has really helped. 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Rain dances please

Managed to grow some crops despite lack of rain for weeks. Poor sheep grass just isn’t growing for them. I do have a broody hen sat on duck and chicken eggs. 

Sunday, 24 June 2018

What else do you do on a hot sunny day

When your lying in your hammock looking down  on the smallholding. 

Thinking how lucky I am that my very kind neighbour has agreed to run a hose pipe from his outside water tap to your smallholding. Amazing thought of lugging 60 litres of water to field daily may soon be over. 

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Sheep shearing

Sheep sheared, wormed and footcare all done. Didn’t go to badly. Sheep shear came to field and did a good job. My field needs minor adjustments to make it easier for him. Gobby the sheep afterwards and her lambs so loud. So much so neighbour thought one of them was injured. She was relived to know all was well. I better they feel better for it in this heat. 

Sunday, 20 May 2018

May at kts acres

Ducks and chickens had a move to the long grass! Easy then strumming! They are loving it. 

Project guttering complete weather forecast for next few days - no rain! 

Sheep and lambs all doing really well. Sheep shearing booked in. 

Polytunnel finally has had matting put down and plants all doing well in there. Felt like a sauna only 43.5 degree c! 

Plant pot store built yippee all pots out of polytunnel. More room for growing. 

Next job dig over remaining beds and get planting outside more. 6 beds to fill! So project planting on the go.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Water collection

Until I get my water collection sorted I can’t have pigs! I am already taking up 40 litres a day for polytunnel, plants and animal I have. 

I am on it though! I have rigged up a 1,000 litre orange tank to guttering attached to polytunnel. My chicken coup is harvesting water into a 220litre waterbutt. And the other chicken coup has one side guttering feeding the duck pond with water. Have to finish the duck pond guttering when get right parts, 

Fete of engineering using the bits I had to create the above. Just wondering how to collect off the pig arc. There is my next project!