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Chickens in the wrong place, Lamma and weaning...

Emma Heseltine: I’m clipping the lambs in the lambing shed, they are going to the abattoir tomorrow and they must be clean and dry so I’m trimming their bellies and tails. I hear a clucking a lot closer than it should be. There’s a chicken got shut in the lambing shed. If anyone leaves the she’s door open the chickens go piling in and take up residence in the hay, very comfy. Trouble is they sometimes stay in too long and the door gets shut with them in.

20 January 2013 | 7 Comments | Recommended by 5

Moving house, sleepy chickens and grease...

Emma Heseltine: The quantity of rain this weekend combined with the imminent harvest means I’ve decided to move the pigs today. They have made a nice muddy mess so now its time to move them up in the shelterbelt to a new patch.

02 September 2012 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 2

Rocks, the last of the lambs and Wasi and June...

Emma Heseltine: The spring barley went in last week on the Park at Wallacefield. It’s been rolled too, not by me this time and the next job is to get rid of some of the boulders that have turned up. We track back and forth picking them up then move onto the winter oats to get the smaller ‘combine breakers.’

22 April 2012 | 2 Comments | Recommended by 1

kayleigh and the new chickens...

Emma Heseltine: Anne is about a week overdue. This morning its extremely windy and throwing it down, so of course this is when the calf is born. Im doing some cleaning of ice boxes for meat when one of the boys from the Gilford centre comes running up to tell me to come quick.

26 February 2012 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 1

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