Saturday, 22 May 2010
A doing day
Today we have managed to pick up quite a few jobs that were on the' must do soon' list.
The ewes and lambs were vaccinated this morning for Blue tongue, they were then along with Fred sprayed with Blowfly repel, an organic treatment against fly strike.
All the hens and houses have been treated for red mite, an ongoing programme which so far has kept the mite away. The beak of a Welsummer hen was trimmed, as it is slightly hooked. I am afraid the hen is on the 'soon to go' list. Apart from her deformed beak, she isn't a great layer, her eggs for a Welsummer are pale and when she does lay more often than not it is outside.
All the nettles and thistles in the grazing areas have been strimmed and the yard grass cut.
The livestock trailer has been fixed and the gate post between the Fowls Run and Orchard repaired.
More compost has been brought back from the yard and the gherkins, marrows and courgettes planted.
Further work has also been done on the 'to rent' house.
All in all a good days work and we still have one more day of the weekend left.