Tuesday, 15 September 2015
A Bit Of An Excuse
Sorry I haven't been blogging so much, I have an excuse, I am sewing like mad tying to build up stock for the Autumn Fair in a few weeks, samples on show in my craft blog.
Anyway back to business
No goats yet, we were expecting to take delivery yesterday, one of them came into season again so she as been put back to the Billy and we hope to take delivery at the week-end
Martin has built them a shelter and had it all ready with straw and water
There new rack arrived this morning, I wanted a corner one, I have propped it in the corner so you can see it, I was looking for a second hand metal hay rack but it was cheaper to buy new from Ascott rather than second hand, I also got a voucher off them for a free delivery.
I have in Goat feed so we are ready to go just need goats now.
Sunday the chimney sweep came out, he did a power sweep of the Rayburn chimney and did a fantastic job, While waiting for him to come Martin and me did a good clean out of the Rayburn, he did a normal sweep of the log burner its only used through winter were the Rayburn is only out 2 days a year and that is when the sweep comes.
I had a 3-4 month delivery of Alpaca feed arrive this morning and last week when I bought in poultry feed I stocked up on extra.
I will stock again in a few weeks I am aiming to have enough animal feed by November to see us through winter. I should be having 4 euro bales of hay arriving in the next week or so and a big bale of straw.
The wood stocks are looking good as well, freezers and cupboards are full, empty raised beds are clear and dug over, so winter preps well on the way.
The new POL chickens are just starting to lay.
All is good on the Ranch, time to walk the dog and pick some blackberries :-)