|Oh yes! Raspberry glut begins|
Sorry once again for being late, but yesterday we only finished eating rather late after baling hay since early afternoon. Ian finished at 8:30pm but I finished earlier to go to a house meeting. So all in all, there wasn’t enough hours or energy in the day to write a blog. Anyway onto the events of the week.
|Feeding the alpacas|
I enjoyed having a helper this week, who was up for any job I could throw at her. As I mentioned before she picked and sorted strawberries, which meant I got quite a few frozen and bottled up. She helped me pick peas, put sawdust down to create new paths, picked weeds, strawed up potatoes that I had weeded and plenty of other jobs too. She just made jobs go twice as fast, but there was still plenty for us both to do. She also got to live a few crazy ideas, such as swimming in a river and hanging out with the alpacas looking very Peruvian in her Peruvian poncho. Obviously we had a blast and had numerous crazy and serious chats whilst working.
|Caption competition here! Any offers? No prizes, just some fun|
|No hay bale photos yet! We've only just finished. Instead|
a hay field flower, Scabious. I always wanted to grow these
in a flower bed, but obviously it prefers the freedom of the
open field and they grow quite happily there
|Finishing off the hutch|
|The freedom of the open field|
|Poor Charlie, he lost his women and he's now waiting for|
his new home
|These little fellas look quite odd as they are still waiting for|
the feathers on their heads. These are our first batch of
chicks this year waiting to be moved up to the bigger ark soon
|Our water situation is okay, but that brown ring shows how|
much water has been lost. We think there must be a spring
because even though the water table is dropping, this still
fills, but slowly
|Black hollyhocks. Well that is what they are|
supposed to be, but in reality they are a very
deep maroon colour
I will try and upload a couple of videos of the chickens and the alpacas, as soon as I have worked it out that is. I will not be winning any awards for my filming but they are fun.