Its absolutely shocking that I haven’t posted since September. Trying to do 3 jobs and deal with my animals too is proving hard. The weekends are full of chores!!
My loan ram came in at the beginning of November and left us just before Christmas. His mother was from France and therefore we named him Claude. As a pure coincidence his tag number was 1664. He was such a calm chap. He did his bit and I was sad to see him go. I’m hoping he’ll spend time with us later in the year.
With all the dreadful weather over the last few weeks (it feels like months) I had noticed that the winter placing of the field shelter was not such a good idea. I noticed a run off pipe coming from the farm with water channelling down the bank and straight under the shelter. So in the boggy mud, we moved it to a slightly drier place. The ewes have not had a good time with their feet with it being so damp. I’ve had 3 penned in the shelter and finally they seem to be better. Injecting antibiotics intramuscularly was certainly a challenge.
I am now in ownership of 2 pigs. Bought in November. They are Hampshire cross Saddleback. They are growing fast and have churned up most of their field. They will be off to slaughter in April and hoping that the lambs will be born at the beginning of April. I am excited and nervous at the same time. I’m hoping all goes well but will just use my common sense and hope they will all arrive without any problems
My new year’s resolution is to post more. Looking forward to updating with more news. I’ve added a picture of the pigs. They are such sweet things and love their food.