Thursday, 20 April 2017
NEW NEW NEW
Five new things from this week I haven't shared with you yet,
1:- New blog name, did you spot it, the old one and old links still work, I just wanted a change, I also wanted it as a proper web address rather than blog address easier to remember. I can also do more with it, that's a few ideas for the future when time permits.
2:- We had some wild sorrel the other day
we had it wilted on new potatoes with bacon and egg flan our own home produced bacon and eggs , with purple sprouting broccoli from the garden, raw sorrel tastes a little like apple peel, wilted it seems to take on a lemon taste, it was nice and free, there is lots of young sorrel about at the moment
3:- The kids got a couple of new toys
Courtesy of BT they were at last replacing the telephone cable that runs up our drive they found 4 breaks in it, I asked for the empty reels, the kids love them I am going to get Martin to run a log across them, the kids are growing fast and today on my list is a call to the vet to arrange de-horning and castration of the bucks.
4:- The pigs got a new water trough
The old trough that was fixed in place they kept ripping down and tossing it around there run, I got fed up of retrieving fixing it in place and re-filling it, when you do it 5-6 times a day you have to come up with an alternative, I filled the big trough for them for a couple of days it was fine then they had fun tipping it over and rolling it around there run, it took a lot of water to fill it each time, so yesterday I filled it with lumps of concrete and then filled it with water, so far they haven't tipped it over lets see how long it lasts.
5:- The chicks get a new more grown up feeder and water dispenser
They growing up fast and out grew they feeding dish, they are also starting to get there first feathers, they spend time away from the heat lamp, I have moved the heat lamp up a bit higher, as they get older the lamp will be switched to low during the day and high at night, then it will be no heat during the day and low at night, there food and water will work its way down the brooder too.
I am linking up with Tricky and Carly over at Fast Blog for five on friday follow the link and have a look at some new blogs that you may not have come across before.