Having stumbled upon Harry Potter number 6 to watch one evening, I discovered that neither Number 3 nor I had a clue what was going on. So we decided to do a Harry Potter marathon, seeing as it is holiday time and bedtime curfew seems to have disappeared into the ether. You can imagine that all the films in one day would have been impossible with our schedule, so we watched one a night until we had completed the saga. I thought I had seen most of them, in fact I have seen number one, bits of 2 to 4 and none of the rest. I must have relied on the media to tell me the end of the story, and they obviously did a good job as I new the conclusion just not the exact method. I do enjoy a bit of magic, but I can honestly say I am all magiced up now. So back to reality....
What did you do with your Sunday morning?
Gavin finally finished shearing. There is nothing like the vet arriving to take blood sampled from the sheep to motivate oneself. As you may imagine finding blood vesels underneath a thick fleece is a difficult task and would make extracting blood a long winded and arduous task.
I helped out by bringing in the individuals to the shearing pen and discovered that butchery work is very good for arm strengthening. Emily was the paperwork and eartagging person, and Number 3 was.......out for the day galavanting.
We also finished the silage pit this week. Thank goodness said Gavin. Amazingly handy food though during a very dry season. Below are some of the girls waiting for the vet today. You can see in the background how lush and green our patures aren't.
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