The elusive drain (allegedly) in the pasture, despite Greg’s best efforts continues to be elusive ! Armed with shovels and a bucket full of enthusiasm the GGMR team including big brother John ( in silly hat), Brian and Sarah headed off into the upper field to try to find the source of the water which is threatening to enforce the issue of water wings to the livestock ! (the ducks are happy). It was a despondent group that returned to the barn wet and muddy to report that the elusive drain is still very much elusive (or, dare I say it, non existent !!). Next time Greg, next time, maybe.
It’s time to begin raising the sumo chickens…..aka Cornish Cross meat chickens and the brooder, unused and forgotten for the Winter months needed a wash and brush up ready for the arrival of the first two day old chicks. It had been noted that a couple of lurking insects of the stinging variety had been seen in the immediate vicinity of the insulated brooder but there was apparently no reason to believe that an entire colony had taken up residence in the nice warm, soft wadding…..a steady buzzzzzzzzz confirmed that they had and much head scratching ensued as Greg tried to work out the removal of the nest without giving me due cause to break out the swear jar and irritating the stingers to the point of aggression. Greg assumed responsibility for the cautious poking and the anxious search for the location of the well concealed nest, Brian and Sarah hoods up and sleeves down watched the proceedings from a safe distance and weren’t far behind Greg when the displaced and disgruntled bees came looking for someone to blame.
Lady lump our Shire mare has had an easy Winter and over the last weeks has I believe been less than happy to see her saddle and bridle dusted off and ready for use. After a quick brush down a surprised, overweight and very un-fit Lady has found herself tacked up in the barnyard with a novice rider anxiously aboard. Both Brian and Sarah have been anxiously waiting for the opportunity to ride and as Lady’s heavy hooves clip clopped out of the barnyard I’m not sure who’s smile was broader…..mine or theirs ! So, we’ve done walk…..who’s up for a little more excitement ? instinct tells me there will be no shortage of willing and very able volunteers. Thank you Brian and Sarah for making it all so easy !
It’s time to get this entry posted and so much more to tell….
Take care, keep safe. M