Thursday, 23 March 2017

Plenty of eggs

Think the geese have started laying!!!!

 

Chicken joy!!!

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Think the Scots Dumpy Chickens  are enjoying their clean shed

Last job of a fine day

Last job of a fine day, cleaning out the Scots Dumpy chickens

 

Heptavac'd the other sheep!!!

We also Heptavac'd and drenched my parents two Coloured Ryelands and moved them to a clean field.

clearing up ready for fertilizer

Next job for today was clearing the croft at No 10 of all the feeding and watering equipment ready for spraying. I have passed my tractor spraying licence, bought an old Allman sprayer and got some liquid seaweed fertiliser from hebrideanliquidseaweed.co.uk.
Hopefully it will improve the grass as it needs it!!!
 

Gathering and jagging the sheep

Busy busy on the croft in this lovely weather. We are using Heptavac P+ on the sheep for the first time this year so we needed to get them done in time for lambing, all done with their first jag and back out on the grazings. Ably assisted by my Dad. See them again in 4 weeks for their second jag.

 
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Hay delivery

We had our monthly hay and straw delivery yesterday, delivered to the door by Ironside & son. All I had to do was put it in the barn with a little help from a couple of bull calves. I suppose the proof of the quality is in the eating!!!

 
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