Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Routines And Animal Updates

Over the Easter week-end I had family visiting, it has been a hectic few weeks and now its time to get back into the old familiar routine, I like routine and its good for all the livestock, it also makes it easier to manage them.
The pigs are growing so fast they will only be with us a few more weeks, they have done a great job at clearing the land, they are also great for disposing of wheelbarrows of weeds that I bring over to them. As soon as they see the wheelbarrow coming they start squealing.
The goats have all settled into a new routine now they have kidded, the kids are picking up on it too, Helen is being milked every day and is getting used to going up on the milking stand.
 The kids are now having tastes of whatever there mums are eating.
 The little chicks have hatched, out of the nine eggs set we had 7 hatch, one didn't make it so we are now left with 6 chicks, I might set another clutch later on haven't decided yet.
 Tess has now slimmed down to 32kg, she can now sit on touch command, she takes her lead from Sol. A treat is always a good incentive too.
The young dove can now be seen taking to skies with its parents, 
long may it continue.
Its lovely when everything settles into a routine

18 comments:

  1. Hi Dawn! Lovely pictures as usual! Look at skinny Tess!!! They look adorable, sitting and waiting for a treat! :) I'm a creature of habit, and I love my routines. I just don't feel right when they get sidetracked!

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    1. Tess is fast becoming slimmer of the year

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  2. Fab pictures of the animals Dawn. Love that I can now picture where everything is after visiting. Love a routine, too.

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    1. Looking forward to your next visit

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  3. Farming is such glourious way to stay close to nature my friend!
    you are right routines are best to manage everything back into place though breaks are must once in while and festivals and Easter like events are wonderful occasion to get more close to your family .
    your all cattle is lovely but i am chicken fan and egg eater [not now] my late mom used to put 20 eggs to hatch and within 22 days hen would came out with almost 15 chicks .i miss those days often

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    1. It is nice to have a break sometimes a chance to recharge the batteries

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  4. What a great blog post. I always love a critter update. I so agree about routine, everyone is happier with a routine.

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    1. Yes they are all happier with routine

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  5. Sounds like everything is as it should be, lovely to see the goats with their kids xx

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    1. New life is the backbone of the ranch

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  6. I try to stick to a routine, but most days the routine evaporates away by mid morning!

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    1. there is always something to throw a spanner into the works

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  7. Routine - absolutely necessary for animals and farmer alike - glad to you got back into it.

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    1. It didnt take much to get back into it

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  8. I wish we could get into a routine like we had at the smallholding but with Col's hospital trips and waiting for deliveries and other things to happen, I'm all up in the air!

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    1. I sympathise with you I cant do chaos or disruption

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  9. Routine is great, but mine takes well over an hour in the morning at the moment. Hope your foot is getting better.

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    1. It takes just over an hour here but its a lovely hour :-)

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