Wednesday, 8 March 2017

A Day Of Herbs And Milestones

After getting all the chores done, animals fed and watered, washing done, hoover through, swept floors, washed floors, log baskets all filled up, log burner was laid ready for the evening, it was a lovely dry day, it was time to get outside to make a start on the spring tidy up.
 The herb bed outside the kitchen was first up
 The goats got stuck into the herbs that were cut back, they are still expanding sideways
 There that looks better, I need to thin out the mint, I will pot some up to sell on, the rest I will put into the goats paddock, it can spread there if the goats leave it alone long enough, I have 4 kinds of mint in this bed, Every day mint, chocolate mint, orange mint and chewing gum mint.

 Next up was the herb beds outside the poly tunnel, they needed weeding, the chick weed was starting to flower so I wanted it out before it seeds everywhere.
 The pigs were happy with the weeds and made short work of them.
 Nice and tidy again, I have left the couple of dandelions that are in here I will need them for Flash the tortoise when he comes out of hibernation, The comfrey plants are coming well as is the horse radish, I broke up all the surface to let some air into the wet soil.
I did get another half a dozen trees planted today.
 The chickens are loving being out in the field, I hope being bigger chickens the Buzzard will leave them alone, they get put back into there run at 4pm.
We have a cabbage thief
I caught Tess red handed eating her way through the spring cabbages.
Today has been a milestone day for Tess, here is a short video of her playing with Sol for the first time.
Its great to see them playing together and to see Tess start to be like a dog should be.

 

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  1. That was wonderful, watching Tess and Sol. Sounds like everyone had a feast today from all your hard work xx

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    1. The livestock are great at disposing of weeds

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  2. Dog eat cabbages! Could be explosive!

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    1. There didnt seem any problems in that area

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  3. Tears in my eyes at those two playing 💗

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  4. Great work and fantastic video! So great watching the dogs play, and Sol being so gentle with Tess.

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  5. Lovely video of Sol & Tess. I bet she's never had a chance to play before - I'm sure Sol will show her the ropes.

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    1. Sol is showing her the ropes the good ones and naughty ones

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  6. She is slowly forgetting and making new memories, lovely to see. Well done to you!
    Do you plant annual herbs in the herb garden too?

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    1. Annual herbs dont go in the herb beds, I keep them in pots or plant in the poly tunnel

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  7. Got to be honest Dawn, I rarely watch videos on blogs but couldn't miss this. Wonderful to see Tess and Sol having fun together. Pigs look as happy as...! Thanks for the reminder; my herb sink and toilet need a little attention and a quick tidy up so will put that on my list to do, too!

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    1. And there was me thinking of doing a weekly video of the ranch to put on the blog

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  8. Another busy day for you, I was in the greenhouse for an hour. Love the dogs playing, it's nice to see Tess becoming the dog she should be.

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    1. It dosen't take these dog long to come round

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  9. Your herb beds look lovely now.
    The video of Sol and Tess is just gorgeous and made me a bit teary-x-

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    1. Its nice to look out the kitchen window and see th bed tidy

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  10. Lovely! When my son learned that his new promotion meant he wouldn't be traveling any longer, the first thing he said was, "Now I can get a dog."

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  11. I loved all of this! What do you do with your mint?

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    1. mint tea, mint sauce, adding to meals, beverages, or munching on as I walk past

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  12. Lovely to see the dogs playing, so special. Well done with the Spring tidy up. As always you are very busy and it looks great. Best wishes

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    1. Its brilliant seeing the two of them getting on together

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  13. Can never have too much mint! Lovely to see Sol happy with his new sister. x

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  14. Lovely to see Sol & Tess enjoying themselves. Those sausages look great.

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