Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Haystack

This is the october haystack, it works for me but could have been a lot bigger will try and remember to keep the blog updated with how it lasted. Forecast is for wet and windy so not sure if we will finish the rest we have cut but never mind we were not expecting this. Had to choose yesterday between finishing the hay or getting a free trailer load of straw the hay won on the basis that bedding is cheaper than food ... Hopefully ...... subsequently found out there is not a lot of difference, except this has been grown organically.

Ordered chicken house on friday should be with us next week so we can start getting poultry going another poultry market in a week or so. No one local does meat birds so that looks like a good place to start.

Just seen a shooting star first one in a number of years :) too much light in cities to see them :(

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Haycocks at Sunset

Not sure if they are right or not but they do look good and the hay is getting there now, should be done tomorrow but we are having a rest day! All cut by hand, supposed to be able to do an acre a day :( We are up to 27 haycocks, they are combined every day to protect from rain and dew and then tedded (redistributed over the field) in the morning. It is going to be a big haystack. Work rate is improving ........ slowly, cutting first thing in the morning also seems to be the thing to do, much quicker and you can cut more before blade needs sharpening. Forecast is very good. So we shall make hay whilst the sun shines.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Beautiful Morning

Took this first thing today.



Yesterday rained like it was not going to stop .......... it did hooray :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bunny keeps still

Walked up on this one, next step it disappeared

Monday, August 18, 2008

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