Sunday, 15 January 2017
Our small allotment at Marley Hill, which we use for growing vegetables, has privet hedges on either side. We have deliberately not trimmed them through the year so that they can grow and provide us with a feed for the goats. I reckon it will take a couple of weeks to chop back the hedges. We work on them every 2nd day at the moment, chopping back branches and then filling the land rover. The branches are then taken down to our livestock allotment where they are fed to the goats. So far this winter we have managed to avoid buying in feed for the goats (other than sacks of pony carrots) and I am hoping to get to the spring without having to buy feed.