A lifestyle change took place when we moved to our smallholding in Wales, we are leaving behind the consumerism of life, growing our food, raising our meat, living our lives to the full, enjoying every day the highs and lows of country living, but not going without just doing it better.
Wow its been a wild couple of days, glad its all easing up again weather wise.
We got off lightly
After getting back with Sol from his walk I noticed the Turkey shed had lost a window,
I grabbed a sheet of ply and headed down armed with the drill and did a quick repair, at lest they would be safe for the night so I thought.
When I went back out to shut them in along with the chickens it had just got dark about 5-30
I could Turkeys peeping I scanned around with my torch and found the turkeys all out in the field
A quick look at there run and I could see it had been demolished.
At that point the rain came down
So there I was in the rain and gale force wind trying to catch a dozen turkeys by torch light
Needless to say the air was blue it was not fun and not something I want to do again in a hurry
I took these photos this morning
this sort of fencing is suppose to stand up to the wind its mesh
so the wind should just blow through it.
It was too windy this morning to deal wit it so the turkeys were left shut in until the wind died down
this afternoon I managed to do a temporary repair and they got a few hours outside.
Walking Sol down the woods this afternoon, there was only one casualty, we have got off fairly lightly compared to other parts of the country.
Thank goodness I don't rely on electric for heating and cooking, we had lots of power flickers yesterday, but didn't have any big loss, many parts of wales lost power with cables down and some were still without this morning.
I am waiting for a Tesco delivery, I had £21 of vouchers to use also some money off vouchers and they sent me a voucher for free delivery and £12 off an on line shop
£48 of shopping for £12 a good saving all I have coming is lots of basics butter, milk sugar and such like. P.S. my delivery has just arrived and there was a further £2.29 off the total with the brand guarantee, so now it is total came to £47.21 with discounts on vouchers it came to just under £10 I can live with that :-)