Monday, 16 January 2017

Pigs Goats and Trees

Martin got the pigs moved to a new pasture at the week end,
 In the space of 24 hrs this is what they have done, they are in the paddock behind the vegetable garden
 They are now being put to work, I have a plan for this paddock, its were I want to have a go at growing feed for the goats, I am hoping the pigs will do a good job of clearing it ready for tilling in the spring, they only have access to a quarter of it, once they have done this bit the electric fencing will be moved so they can go to work on the next bit. There is a noticeable difference in there sizes now, even though they are all from the same litter.
we had a dumpy bag with a load of wood chip in and it has been tipped out into the chicken run, the chooks had a great time scratching through it.
I think we have another two bags of it, again it will go into the chook run, they like having stuff to scratch through.
Everyone likes a treat 
 Including the goats, who are starting to put weight on,
hopefully due to being pregnant, fingers crossed they will due in March.
 I went over the gorse field and cut them a branch of pine that was overhanging the fence, they like a bit of pine to nibble on.
I also gathered some ivy up for them, 
While they tucked into this I got another 17 trees planted up in the woodland area, I still have another 39 to get in the ground, that area will then done.
Martin had to go back to work early this week end, but he did manage to take this photo last night
some-one had climbed up on the sofa and made himself comfy.

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    1. yes this retirment lark is hard work

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  2. When I saw your post title - Pigs, goats and trees - my first thought was - they don't mix well!
    Well done for getting so many trees planted - are you having to dig holes - sounds like hard work!

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    1. Yes a hole for every tree as they are already in pots

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  3. It's hard life living in the country.
    Busy as every, loving the pigs doing some hard work for you.

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    1. The pigs do a better job and quicker than I can

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  4. Awww bless...looks like he'd had a hard day...hope you let him slumber. x

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  5. This is exactly as John Seymour would have done it 😊 fabulous.

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  6. I love the thought of your chooks scratching about, definitely a treat xx

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    1. I love to see them do what they like to do

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  7. Go pigs! We really miss ours and look forward to the day when we can have pigs again. I hope your goats are pregnant! We're expecting kids late next month. :)

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    1. I hope you can venture into pigs again

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  8. Great post. I understand about how pigs can get land ready for use later and I think they seem to be doing a fab job. Fab job, too, on the tree planting. I bet the task was a bit daunting to start with but you are doing a grand job - and goat kiddies on the way, to, hopefully.

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    1. The pigs are doing a great job, having fun too

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  9. Planting 17 trees...?! Wow - you must be shattered! Jx

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  10. Sol looks worn out! Must have been a busy day working outside with you!

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  11. I love your planning for the future, Sol looks knackered bless! Take care don't over do it you've just been unwell.

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