Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Getting Ready

We have some new additions arriving in just over a week
Martin has been busy getting there accommodation ready
There house is set up, water and feed troughs ready, we have bought in food, electric fencing all in place and checked.
We have 4 little girl piggies joining us, they will live in this area that has plenty of shelter and lots of good things for them to root up, if they escaped the electric fencing there is an external fencing around the area, so they wont get to wander far.
We got pigs the first year here now we are a bit more knowledgeable and the prospect is not as scary as first time round.
 
This week-end the last two lambs go, we haven't decided if we are getting bottle lambs next year or if we start on our own flock.
 
 
I am trying to arrange for a boyfriend to visit our lady goats as its time to get them in kid again, still not sure if Connie has been caught already, the other two Thelma and Helen haven't been caught (I don't think) but not showing signs of being in season.
 
 
It doesn't look like baby doves are on the cards just yet, they are not sitting on the eggs and yesterday I found one of the eggs on the ground discarded.
 
 
Diary
Thursday 28th November 1982
John milked Lucky and Sunny, then went and put 16 sheets galvanise on shed, up the drive dug a ditch down one side.
I scrubbed wallpaper in sitting room, wiped down roof beams, went and got magnolia emulsion £2.62 then emulsioned back wall and over paper.
Made 4 loaves of bread, shifted filing cabinet out of sitting room.
  

 

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    1. there will be lots of squeeeeeeeeeeels I am sure

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  2. The girls keep nagging me for pigs so I think that might happen here next yer as well! let us know how you get on with them!

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    1. we did pigs the first year in at the deep end I hope you get some

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  3. Look forward to seeing your new additions. Sheep are really cheap here in Ireland at the moment. Cattle prices are poor too. They are blaming it on Brexit and the weak Pound.

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    1. I dont know what the prices are here, must make enquirers

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  4. Sounds as if sex is pretty much on the menu all round Dawn.

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    1. Its going to be a bit like speed dating for goats

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  5. Pigs for us next year too! I'll be looking out for more hints and tips when you get yours. Exciting.

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  6. I'm looking forward to meeting the new additions. You have the perfect set up for them by the sound of things. Well done.

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  7. Piggies! Good luck with them....and what a good idea to have inside and outside protecting fences.

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    1. I am hoping so as the area borders the forest and the drive way

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  8. Oh well that will be me ooohing and aaaahing fit to bust then if you are having pigs..........I love them. Lots of pics please-x-

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    1. The lambs go this week end no more until spring

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  10. Nice to hear of your growing family, shame about the doves, hope they get another chance.

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    1. I am sure the doves will keep trying they are doing lots of courting

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  11. How exciting girly piggies. Your flock of animals is expanding. Fingers crossed for little kids too.

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    1. The pigs are earmarked for the freezer

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  12. Perhaps your lady dives are having too much fun to start families just yet! Piggies...lovel. Been there, done that! Ours got too fat...lesson learnt. x

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    1. Our first ones were a bit fat, this time its lettuce leaf diets

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  13. Pigs! How totally wonderful Dawn :) you're living my dream!!

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  14. The piggies will be happy there with a bit of space to roam, and fun to think of your goats having babies in future.

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