Sunday, 2 August 2009
The weekend in pictures -oh and BLIGHT
Yesterday the potatoes started to show the first signs of possible blight. So today we cut back all the tops and dug up the earlies. We have left the maincrop in the ground but will keep a very careful eye on them. I also stripped the outdoor tomatoes of all leaves that looked anything other than perfect. It had to happen all we can do is keep our fingers crossed that we caught it in time.
The two boars have finally been moved to a separate enclosure, which they are very pleased about as they have plenty of fresh grass and weeds to devour.
The poor gilts certainly got the raw end of the deal, being left behind on the bare ground. We will compensate them by feeding them all the garden waste.
The turkeys also moved to their new home, in the stable, this weekend. After a couple of weeks they should be larger enough to venture safely outside