It sure is spring time

Spring Farm Update

Like a lot of farmers/gardeners at this time of year I seem to be outside with my gumboots on before I am truly awake in the morning and I’m falling asleep on the couch just after taking them off at night. Daily job lists easily fill the back of one envelope and are rarely completed in the one day.

Blogging certainly takes a back seat, an inspirational blogger from Scotland,at http://stoneheadcroft.com/ has been known to catch up on his blog late at night.  I certainly am not capable of stringing 2 sentences together after about 7.30 at night, let alone publicizing my thoughts to the world.

So we’ll just have to settle for an update and maybe some of it can be fleshed out at a later time.

There have been birthdays and bonfires,

cute kids,

bunnies,

and growing piglets.

There have been births

'Births' of a sort, these radish seedlings have come to life despite some very attentive slugs.

Deaths

This unfortunate lamb did not make it much past it's 4th week (?), we have also lost 2 ewes in the paddock for no obvious reason.

and bottle fed lambs

Yes this lamb lost it's mother, and has managed to spray a good lot of milk in that greying beard that is visible.

Garden update to follow.

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Lacking in Diversity are we…

well now we have bunnies,

er meat rabbits to be more precise (they look like bloomin’ bunnies to me, all except Peter, the boy obviously).

Now for the aww, or is that awe shot…

Very cute.

Say hello to Peter

Don't trust this brown eyed girl

To keep up traditions, just like these boys, all bar the black rabbit have tasted freedom.  Peter has spent an entire night out.

They are a darn sight harder to catch than chooks, good goalkeeping practice.

All photos by Kalin Hayes.