After weaning and segregating Equineox we have let the others, Sista, Baby and CharlieHorse, along with Angus the angus steer, free roam in the forest. They come up when called about every other day for a ration of lucerne, just to keep them in touch with us and a food supply, even though there's plenty of pick in the forest.
A couple of weeks back we sold the old meat saw then added some cash to upgrage to a newer model, although no bigger. This new saw is safer and has the facility to produce sausages as well.
We have now planted two of the rows in the eastern vine that the HelpX prepared for us. Youngberries, 60 of them, at every second dripper, with 4 strawberries to go into every other hole. PZ estimates about 500kg of fruit from these two rows. I am also in the midst of transplanting the remaining grapes (shiraz) into row 4 to re-establish my effort at winemaking, but I'll also be using the berries for wine as well.
Progress on the shed extension is slow, with part of the superstructure blowing over in a wild windstorm. My fault for not securing it well beforehand. No damage, but a temporary setback for sure.
We desparately need male helpers to progress some of the 'heavier' type of work like the extension and the kill/butcher rooms, and the erection of the coolroom/chiller.
enough for now
there's shit to be done.