Thursday, October 28, 2010

I think I need to make myself some sock-savers. 
The barley grass is a menace!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

To Market

On Monday we took our first lot of sheep to the local market. 
We loaded them in the sheep crate I bought at the last clearing sale we went to.

The 7 Ewes and 1 Wether had to go in order to clean up the remaining herd here.
We want to keep the better stock for breeding from.

We got a fair price given what we sold and came home happy enough.

Next week we have to send in a load of Rams to finish the tidy up.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lamb Marking

Yesterday we took advantage of the nice day and marked our lambs.  They now all have orange ear tags to mark them as a 2010 drop.  They also have rings on and are almost ready to be weaned.

We don't have sheepyards so it was a bit tricky catching them and getting organised but with the creative use of a roundyard and a few sheep panels we managed. 

I am dreaming of owning this portable sheepyard trailer before we have to do this again next year.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cold Snap

Taking advantage of the cold snap that came through to get some meat in the freezer. 
Hogget and Mutton this round, Prime Lamb next time.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


The orchard was a little overgrown.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

General Update

The sheep are shedding their wool and we are about to mark lambs.
Terry calf has been weaned and the veggie garden is growing well.

Possum's pony is here now and we are getting ready to bring the other two horses in as well.
It is really starting to feel like home here :)