|The view from Ian's home. Well he does spend more time in|
the caravan than he does in the apartment
|We processed some more buckwheat this week. Here|
you can see the chopped and sorted seed on the floor
of the greenhouse to dry. We also bagged up the wet
grass, leaves and stalks to see if we can make silage
from it. Nothing wasted - we hope!
|I love the colours in this photo. In the|
front are Adam Tomatoes. No not
Adam's tomatoes, that is the name of them
|Some of the tomatoes are rather large. Must be the alpaca|
manure we used this year
|We also have a forest of peppers|
|And the squash glut has begun. To be more precise these are|
Spaghetti squash, also enormous and self-seeded next to
the alpaca manure heap - do you sense a theme here?
|This plant or plants grew from some squash that ended up|
on the compost pile
|One of the many squashes growing in the compost pile.|
We are surprised to see so many squashes, since they seem
to have got off to a really late start. Better late than never
|Well since there is already a photo of some alpacas, here|
is a photo of Bella, our cat, in her favourite sleeping place,
a tray of string on some shelves in the greenhouse.
|Our little punk haired chick. These are onto their third home|
We have had fun and games with the chickens today. I decided that the arks all needed moving, as they are on a regular basis to give the hens fresh grass to eat and manure another part of the field. The problem is that the big chicks were scalping the area way too fast. We don't mind them scalping the area, as that was working for us in the part of the new vegetable plot that hadn't been planted up, but not good if they needed moving too often. Ian can't move them on his own easily. So we decided on a big move around of hens from one ark to another. The little chicks have been little terrors for escaping from their enclosure until Ian made them a new gate that they couldn't get out from, but they have now been moved into the ark that the big chicks were in. The big chicks have moved into Ark 2, as that has a bigger box and just a little more floor space and Ark 4 which the little chicks were in, was moved up the ladies alpaca enclosure so they could start on becoming cleaners in there, in other words start to reduce the fly population. We had problems with that plan though, Agnese chases the chickens and they escaped through the fence. We were hoping that at least the bigger white ones, wouldn't be able to - well they can when they are being chased by a baby alpaca - it's a bit of a squeeze, but doable.
|Couldn't miss Sofie could we! She is being super affectionate|
at the moment.
|More grapes, this time very sweet red ones. The wasps seem|
to prefer these too, not so keen on that idea.