The lambs are voracious eaters, especially Fish. They spend the day with the other sheep and I bottle feed them through the fence. When I call them, they come running, calling maa maaa. One of the other lambs is starting to copy the calls, although I don't have any others coming for milk.
Working with the Deli down in the village to carry some of my eggs, especially duck eggs. Thank you Jackie.
Moved 11 guinea eggs down to the lower barn as there seems to be a very broody chicken down there. Maybe, they'll be fertilised and will hatch. Otherwise I'm going to have to go buy some new keets, not this year though.
Today Vinny and Gloria visited to buy 7 dozen eggs, and walked the farm with me. Vinny has offered to come and help out at times, that would be great. He thinks we are very lucky to have the farm, and although I agree, having a little more money would be great ! Thinking about how to go about getting interns to come and help on the farm like Salle has. They get board and lodging in return for working on the farm.
Rosco is such a good dog. He runs around and protects the property at night, barks, goes to investigate if the ducks and geese kick up a storm, then in the morning he happily goes back to his enclosure to eat his breakfast and to stay for the rest of the day. When I let him out in the evenings, after I've opened the gate I make him sit until I say it's OK he can leave, then he runs over to the tree to pee, with Sargeant bouncing next to him, yipping ! If he lifts his leg somewhere I don't want him to, I say "no" and he doesn't ! At least not while I'm there watching !
Have to chase the chickens and ducks out of the newly plowed vegetable garden, as well as the grain garden. Checked it out today, still can't see any little green shoots shoosting toward the sky. It rained last night and on and off today, I cut the high grass around the strawberry patch. Got sopping wet, so changed and went to get the key for the driveshaft of the tractor instead, and fuel for the tractors, weedy-wacker and buggy, all running really low. Diesel was 30 cents cheaper than petrol today, whooppeee.
Holding thumbs for the black raspberry, mulberry and apple crops this year. Everything is looking really good at present. Looks as if there are leave on 2 of the osage oranges, and 7 of the hazelnuts. Hoping the others make it as well. One of the blueberry bushes are just tiny twigs sticking out of the ground, something ate that as well. Started to put the new fencing around the vegetable garden to keep these munchers out, but the rain put an end to that. So didn't really accomplish much today. Better luck tomorrow.