Friday 28 April 2023

Last lambs of the season


Two more lambs have been born this week. They are the last of this spring. So 7 in total, 2 of which are being hand raised. The next arrivals will be in the summer when the Hebrideans are due.

Wednesday 26 April 2023

The poultry go free range at last!


Last week, the government lifted the requirement to have all poultry caged. The restrictions had been in place since November to reduce the spread of avian flu. They ended a bit earlier this year though avian flu continues to stalk the land. The video above was filmed on the day the poultry was able to go free range again.

Wednesday 12 April 2023

Dust bathing hens


Chickens naturally bathe in dust. It helps keep bugs off their feathers. One of their favourites is wood ash. We put it into a tray in one of the chicken runs and they all piled in. If you don't have wood ash, use sawdust or sand.

Roast pork


Our last pork joint having been in one of our freezers for the past year. The start of spring was a good reason to celebrate so we had a bit of a feast with the pork at the centre of it. Fantastic crackling on it.

Tuesday 11 April 2023

And the winner is...