Friday, 11 March 2016
Ready Steady Goooooooooooooooo.....
Today started another blue sky sunny day and I hit the ground running, first up was to get the labs on to a new routine of only three bottles a day, they are now starting to nibble the Lamb growers feed,
after everyone was fed watered etc I was out in the paddock were the lambs are going to go, I got the field shelter all ready for them, blocked in gaps under the gates and checked the boundary fences were secure then I took the lambs out two at a time
Outside now with room to jump skip and run about in the fresh air and sunshine
Here is a short video of them.
After sorting out lambs a quick dash to the post office to get a parcel on its way,
Then it was into the greenhouse for some seed sowing
Today it was Broccoli, Sprouts, Leeks, Sweet Peas and Cosmos,
The greenhouse is filling up, with cuttings and young plants I have been moving from indoors,
The bubble wrap is still on to insulate the greenhouse.
At cuppa tea time I took my cuppa down to bee hives
We went into winter with three hives, one national and two top bars, we lost the other two hives to wasp attacks last summer, all three this morning were showing activity,
providing the weather is ok at the week end (they say it should be) I want to open the hives and do the first check of the year,
We were hoping to have had the new land in winter we could have moved the hives to there new spot, I want to increase the amount of hives up to 12 over time, new swarms this year will be re-located into what will become the Apiary over in one of the new fields, these hives we wont move until next winter now.
Time to dash again to walk Sol the its another round of feeds.