Time to start thinking about sowing pasture for winter feeds for the livestock. I have enquired at local suppliers and we're ready to get about the preparations.
The work continues on the house. Staircase still hasn't been installed so we are using the ladder to go to bed.
PZ has had a bad couple of weeks. Firstly with a bad back (from helping me with heavy stuff) and now with a bad toothache, which must be horrendous by the noises she is making. PZ is one tough girl, and for her to show pain like that.... well, it's more than I could bear. I'm just a 'big girl's blouse'.
I finally had to carry out trailer repairs after it started to disassemble itself on a trip to Yass to pick up a steam cleaner. Bugger me if the spares I bought were the wrong size and I had to go back to swap them over. But, new spring bushes, U bolts, cracks welded up, tyres swapped, and the lights re-soldered, she's almost like new. Almost !
PZ was busy in the vege garden (before the toothache scenario) and has cleared several more pads for the autumn/winter plantings. Looking foward to lots of home grown to see us thru winter and into spring. Mind you, there's still harvest of the summer crops and the associated bottling and preserving.
Plans afoot for more helpXers to arrive later in March and that will help with the winter plantings and general farmwork.
Lilly is looking a little pregnant, Penelope should be, and Sox probably is from what I saw in the pigpen ;-)
Some of the sheep must have been at it as well. Either that or the native pasture is very agreeable to them.
Well, the Mixomitosis has eliminated all but one of the rabbits, a boy. A devastating loss. Time, infrastructure, and lots and lots of money down the drain. Damn annoying that the government wont allow innoculation against Mixi, and it costs people dearly. Beurocrats, pfffft.
enough for now
there's shit to be done.