What a hectic week. I thought that if I skipped a market and caught up with my jobs then I would get a bit ahead of myself and be able to have a slightly less frantic week than last week.
Ha....... I should have known better.
We seem to have had one lamb after another this week and as a rule our sheep are fairly good at the rearing and birthing on their own. However at the moment we are lambing all the first time mummies so few of them know what is going on and I seem to have had one after another lamb appearing in the kitchen (the intensive care unit) which means extra duties of care and more mouths to feed. The sole consolation is these mouths are happy to eat the same thing every mealtime and I don't have to think of what I am going to cook.
Titch/Lucky now renamed "A" lamb, if my regular readers remember her, is still happily in the kitchen but has taken to sleeping in the dogs bed and also next to the fire in the evening. Thank goodness the sun has shone a bit and she has been able to run about outside a little.
The children are as usual being very helpful with the lengthy chores, feeding and checking livestock. Here is Number 3 counting how many sheep so she know how many scoops of feed per pen.
The biggest news of the week was being able to hang out 3 loads of washing then being able to leave it outside all day and then the excitement of being able to bring it inside in the evening dry.
Hmmm..... maybe I should get out more.
See you all soon
I am farming sheep and goats on the Dordogne/Gironde border with my husband and our 3 children. We have an on farm butchery and sell our meat direct to the public via the markets and delivery points in our local area