Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Life is better when the sun shines


It was feeling almost springlike today as I was giving Pippin her extra food. The poor old thing's still going strong despite having a list of ailments as long as her tail. She loves her extra treats.


We could do with more dry days like today because it's like this pretty much all over the farm - worse in some places. The land just cannot take any more rain. At least it is sloping so the worst of the wet runs off, but put your boot down on even the greenest-looking bit and the answer is squelch.


I love it when the sheep are obedient. Who needs a sheepdog when you can just open the gate and call them? We used the international sheep call sign of here sheepy sheep sheeps and (for once) in they came. The rattling of a feed sack helped, as did the fact that they knew a cosy barn is theirs until after lambing and sheep like nothing better than loafing about indoors with unlimited food. 


Dylan the new ram seems to be quite the charmer and has settled happily into the flock. He had sore feet but a bit of appropriate medicine and the company of his new ladies took his mind off his sore hooves and he's sound again.


Everything we do has spectators. This is Mitch, the bossiest of the cat pack. And no, don't laugh at the "door". It'll get fixed one day. So what if it doesn't quite reach to the floor?! It saves the need for a cat flap.

7 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you, Mags. I thought our garden was bad - we can't stand on any of it without sinking - but yours looks worse. Hasn't the sunshine today been a welcome relief? I very much enjoyed your lovely photos and catching up with life in the Preseli Hills.

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Chris! Actually that's not my garden, that's the green (hah!) lane which leads from the farmyard, past the barn where the sheep are now happily ensconced. The garden is nearly as bad though (but you can't see it because the polytunnel is in the way).

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  2. Life is better in the sunshine... Long may it continue. Lovely pictures... And Mitch's cat flap should be patented.

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  3. So pretty. It's like you live in a bygone age almost.

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  4. I thoroughly enjoy the pastoral setting you share with us. And all the Critters that inhabit your world.

    Blessings and Bear hugs.

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  5. What a difference a week makes :)

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    1. I know! :) And thank you for the title of my next blog...!

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