So, a quick update as I haven't the time to retype everything that has happened.
We have had some helpXers here to assist with things.
Got some stuff done.
Had the BIG RAINS of 2010. Lots of damage to the access road, dams are full, and the weeds are overtaking all of our efforts.
We have had lambs born, litters of piglets, two foals born, one of which died just days later :'( , litters of rabbits, and literally hundreds of chickens... and eggs, f'ing eggs everywhere.
The good news: our free range pork is delicious; our rabbits are just awesome eating; eggs, eggs everywhere; roast chicken whenever we feel like it; and the pleasure of seeing all our animals mature in a natural environment. Did I mention the f'ing eggs?
And the fresh vegetables and fruit are beyond explanation.
Oh, and Meg chipped in for half a smoker, so our meat tastes even better now.
With the good news comes, of course, the bad....
The big rains caused damage in the gardens with vegetables just rotting off.
There were just too many white cabbage butterfly to contend with. They are prolific after the neighbours canola finished flowering and so came to attack us.
We had an outbreak of coccidiosis in the chooks, carried in by a purchased chook.
Lesson: quarrantine ALL incoming livestock.
We have had an outbreak of myxomatosis in the rabbits and of course it is untreatable. Nature takes its course.
MOSQUITOES, huge damn mosquitoes are everywhere, and it would be them carrying the Myxo.
We have just bought home our first (future) milking cows. One pure Jersey heifer, 7 months, and two Jersey x Dexter heifers. Mini cows. Cute.
Don't bite off too much.
Work with Nature
Appreciate what you have
Appreciate what you gain
Look back at your achievements
back later, there's shit to be done.......