So, that being said, what did we get up to yesterday that is worthy of noting ?
Danielle our broken doeling is not doing well, we are having to force feed the little goat every hour and every feed has to be force fed. We are trying to bottle feed her rich creamy goat milk which is crammed with good bacteria, protein and fat. We are gleaning leaves from the trees, pruning the grapes and chopping up fruit and vegetables to make a smorgasbord I wouldn’t hesitate to devour….but Danielle has little sustained interest. She plays with her food like a child in front of a plate of spinach and the 3-4lbs of dry food that she needs to keep her rumen functioning is not being met. Sadly, if our little Danielle doesn’t start to show more interest in her food we will have to really consider the best course of action and put her out of misery.
Greg and Quatre donned the extremely unflattering welding helmets yesterday and went to work fixing the field feeders that had been all but demolished by the rambunctious lambs. I understand that, much to Gregs annoyance, the damage did not want to be fixed and a quick welding job took much longer than anticipated. Greg and Quatre looked quite the part with their helmets and gloves, shame the project didn’t co operate!
Yesterday was Macho’s lucky day…not sure if the same can be said for poor little Alissia. Like a lamb to the slaughter the doeling was led to Macho’s pen. Macho was beside himself with anticipation and before the gate was opened a VERY happy buck began to behave like.. um…a buck on honeymoon! Since this is a family friendly site I will not go into details but we do expect a baby Macho ( or 2 or 3) in about 5 months!
Ursula and I set to work in the garden. Weeding is NOT my favourite activity but as usual Ursula gave 150%, expectant chickens lined the fenceline waiting for the wheelbarrow full of newly picked weeds and Ursula the undaunted just carried on picking. The garden is looking good, we are winning the war against weeds and I have our WOOFER team to thank.
Well, it’s almost 7.30am, the cuckoo clock hasn’t yet cuckooed and Bran still sleeping but I think it is time to go. Take care, keep safe, M