Sunday, 15 January 2017

More privet

Marley Hill allotment Jan 17 (3)

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.

Marley Hill allotment Jan 17 (1)

goats eating privet Jan17

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not buying feed is amazing. However in Canada everything is under a blanket of snow and I could not be as self-sufficient.