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Fabulous Time of Year to be a Goat

 

After some rain, it’s a fabulous time of year to be a goat. The hills are totally yellow with broom and carqueja.

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Meet Lambert Geeny

 

This is Lambert Geeny, our new ram and future patriarch of what we’re hoping will become our new sheep empire.

About two minutes after I took this photo Lambert chased Mr Goat all around the field. Mr Goat is now sulking in his shed, nursing his ego. Lambert is stalking the fence […]

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Glanville fritillary

Glanville fritillary (Melitaea cinxia) on a chamomile flower

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Stuck Kid

Goats, when left alone, spend their time plotting new and ingenious ways to escape and frustrate me, trapping themselves in ever more inventive ways in the process. This youngster is no exception, and has managed to get himself stuck in between these fences. His brother was in there too when I was alerted […]

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Tito

 

 

Gorgeous Tito here joined us in December when his owners could no longer look after him. After an adventurous start, he’s chosen to live next to the outside kitchen where there’s a roof he can shelter under and plenty of attention and he finally seems to be content. After all these […]

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Piggies!!!!

Those who’ve spoken to me recently will know how excited I’ve been! The cause of all my excitement comes courtesy of Mrs Pig who has become a proud new mummy pig with the arrival of four piglets. A small litter isn’t unusual for a first time mum, and she’s doing a grand job with […]

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Goat kids 2017

 

 

All say Awwwwwww!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The little chaps above belong to Schneckle, and we’re glad to see them safely arrive as it seemed to have been the longest pregnancy ever! The downside of keeping Mr Goat with the ladies is we don’t have a […]

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Hive Inspections

Warmer weather means we’ve been able to do the first hive inspections of the new year. Sadly one colony hasn’t survived the winter, but the other is looking healthy.

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Rain forecast

Rain forecast, although you wouldn’t imagine it with that blue, blue sky. Harvesting the dried sunflower heads today for animal feed. I so love this multi headed variety.

 

 

 

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Scout Camp 2016 – Milking the Goats & Feeding the Pigs

One of my favourite activities with our annual Scout camp is teaching the Scouts to milk the goats. This year we’ve also had the pigs so the braver Scouts were hand feeding them. All fingers still intact Lots of photos, proof for the Scout’s parents that they really were on a farm and not […]

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