Friday, 17 June 2022
We have 3 broody ducks at the moment. I discovered this nest a few days ago. Below the duck is on the nest.
We have one duck that's set up her nest in a pot next to the quail house. And it seems we have another duck nest, this time in one of the henhouses. Hatching is expected in early July.
Thursday, 16 June 2022
Monday, 13 June 2022
Saturday, 11 June 2022
We have been experimenting with making silage. We filled a wheelie bin with nettles and grass, packed them down, added a bit of molasses and sealed the bin shut with duck tape. The contents will be left to ferment for 3 months and then we will see if our sheep and goats are prepared to eat the silage. If they do, we will judge the experiment a success and will make more so we have a supply of feed throughout the winter that avoids us having to buy in feed (which is increasing considerably in price).
Thursday, 9 June 2022
We still have 4 texels to do and then 9 Hebrideans. Then we need to sort what we are going to do with the wool.
Photo above - David with Rex, our texel ram, with his new short back and sides!