PZ has acquired a "one horsepower, ride on, lawn mower" named Darcy. He needs some hoof trimming and will need a bit of re-training but he's a lovely quarterhorse gelding, rising 14yrs. Had a bit of drama loading him onto the float for the trip home and hhe damaged his rear legs but it'll heal up well.
Four new lambs so far, 3 Dorpers and one Damper (Damara x Dorper)
Seems like Rambo the Dorper ram has done his stuff well. Lovely hefty, healthy ewe lambs.
Our 'chicken plucker fingers' have arrived and we are now awaiting for me to get it together and build our own "WhizzBang Chicken Plucker" (see YouTube). This will enable us to process the large quantity of cockerels that are fattening in the chicken vineyard.
Egg production is rising as the weather is warming up and we are expecting better tthan 60 eggs a day when in full production. The geese and ducks are also beginning to lay.
I discovered the other day that I had, in amongst my scrap pile, a soft serve ice cream freezer that had been given to me as junk. Scrap metal. Well, I bypassed the controller and hotwired directly to the electric motor. Stand clear..... energise!
Well, to my pleasant surprise it started to run and within nine (9) seconds it was freezing water in the ice cream chamber. So it's full speed ahead to strip it down to the compressor unit, then get the local refridgeration guy to come and set it up on the coolroom, so we'll be able to process our livestock more professionally.
Looking foward to summer, although the weeds are already starting to sprint thru the garden beds.
All of the orchard trees have now budburst and the berry rows have got prolific growth spurts already.
It's going to be a busy summer.
enough for now,
there's shit to be done.