Damn sheep pushed through the vege garden fence and ate all my early peas off, they may recover if I'm lucky. Moved all those guilty into other paddocks, need to put a hot wire around the vege garden to keep out marauders, domestic and wild (we've seen a few wild rabbits in the last couple of days).
Love pen clean out days, all that future compost and the look of fresh clean straw for everyone to sleep on or in is great.
Put a large shelter in the big pig pen today, they love it. Stuffed it with straw, happy piggies. They were treating the smaller huts like toys and would move them all over the place. Ashcott, our Wessex boar, has his own pen now, everybody was picking on him too much, he just wasn't getting the trough time he needs. He's much happier now, eats his fill and can relax in the sun without being moved on all the time.
Mike has created a little parking spot up behind the workshop for the trailers and farm machinery, really helping to tidy the place up. I cleaned up a spot near the little barn to put in another dog kennel, it's really satisfying to clean up an area like that.
We are going to have to put some hot wires up so we can graze the cows in spots we can't mow, the grass is going to get out of hand otherwise.
Bottle feeding a lamb at the moment, she was born on the 5th and the ewe just never produced any milk. She had a few days with mum so hopefully she got some colostrum. She's doing well now, putting on weight. Luckily I'm milking one of my daughters goats at the moment, so have fresh milk for her.
Mike had a look at the new berry plantation today, he counted 6 still without shoots, not too bad out of 60, and they may still shoot in the next few days. The small berry plot in the vege garden is doing amazing things, should really be productive this summer. Strawberries are flowering, both the older beds and the ones I put in this week, will give them a deep straw mulch in a few days, keeps the weeds under control and the soil cool and moist.
Time to milk a goat.