It has been very hot and I came over all peculiar this evening. I think it was a combination of the heat, a lot of bending over managing waste, lack of sleep and knittingitis. I have now retired to the house and left Carl to red mite the chicken houses. Sam has been up on the picnic site flying model planes with a very nice gentleman he helped look for a lost wing a week or so ago. He is relaxing this evening after the 'exhaustion' of exams! He was out last night with Carl helping The Shepherd and Tractor Lad move some cows - tomorrow Sam is in charge as we are having a bit of a day out.
The Shepherd had just retrieved one of his sheep with it's lamb which had escaped ages ago and he said something very interesting. Apparently, sheep will clear ragwort and, a long as they are not on it for more than 6 weeks, it does them no harm as they can flush the toxins out of their system. We don't have much ragwort and pull out every rosette that appears but there is quite a crop down in the footpath bowl next door and seeds do blow over - might have to see about the sheep tackling that! They can't go in the girls paddocks as we have separated them from the girls so there is no contact by animal or by area they tred - part of our biosecurity measures!
I had to rush out this morning to get some more Camelibra as our meeting last Sunday at Wellground had to be cancelled and Rob normally has sacks available - we couldn't wait though as the girls love the stuff and line up ready when feed is due. I also spent some time going back through the records just checking I had due dates right as Sherbert looks like she might produce but not for another few weeks. My due dates are right which means she really is at 355 days and looking nothing like as far gone as she did last year - just have to wait and see I suppose.
Wat zal zal zijn zijn!
(I've taken quite a fancy to Dutch!)
A better penning solution! - After a long "family illness" and a subsequent reduction of our herd, I am back to report a more recent enhancement to Easter-Wood. One of the problems we ...
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