The ground we farm is pretty wet so through the winter we bring in all the cows. With all the cows in it means we have daily chores, such as feeding and bedding, to make sure they stay happy and healthy.
A Christmas biscuit that, lets face it, can be eaten all year round! Who doesn’t love a simple jam sandwich biscuit? It only takes 5 ingredients and the kids love them.
Splayed legs is really common in guinea fowl- it’s basically when the legs splay outwards as they are unable to hold the body weight of the animal.
I got two guinea fowl for Christmas in 2018- they where adult guineas, one boy and one girl and not tame in the slightest. Long story short- they are no longer here so I have hatched out some keets to raise.
Every year ahead of lambing we get all the pregnant sheep in to scan them. Exactly the same as with human pregnancy an ultrasound machine is used that shows how many lambs each ewe is expecting!
Recently we discovered a little local business called Wet Wednesdays. They are a family run business that specialise in wet weather clothing and accessories for kids to encourage and support adventure through play no matter the weather!
Feed is really important for our animals to help ensure they are happy and healthy. We give different types of feed to different animals for various reasons but on a day to day basis the feeding requirement doesn’t change.
Throughout the winter the cows are bought into the barns and they remain here until spring when the ground has dried up again. When you have a lot of cows inside, you guessed it, there is a lot of muck! Mucking out the sheds takes place every couple of months or as and when it’s needed.
It’s been a while since I last got the chance to blog- I have been back at work full time (it is a 3 hour round commute on top of working hours), getting to grips with a toddler at nursery, running the house as normal and lets not forget, I started growing another human!