Well I am sorry that I haven’t had a chance to post a daily farm update for a while but life on the farm is very busy.
Cats – I am pleased to say that Stripe has made a full recovery with his injured leg without a visit to the vets, which is probably a relief to Stripe, me and the vet! On Thursday morning Spot appeared with an injured leg but it does seem to be on the mend. Fluffy has also been sneezing and I wondered if he had a blade of grass up his nose but couldn’t see anything. After two days I haven’t heard anymore sneezing from him.
Cattle – We have had some poorly calves, this time with pneumonia and one of the calves died which was terrible, even though the calf had been treated with medication.
Ducks – The ducks are still laying well, infact I get 6 eggs without fail each day.
Guinea fowl – Still no guinea fowl eggs but some of the males are chasing each other and squaring up to one another so mating season is imminent!
Guinea Pig – Still haven’t moved the guinea pig hut to the quail aviary.
Hens – Found a nest of hen eggs on top of the hay bales when I climbed up the other day to get the guinea fowl down that had flown up! There were 10 eggs in the nest.
Pigs – The sows, Cagney and Lacy still haven’t had their litters yet and the 7 young gilts are growing fast.
Quail – The quail are laying well and last week I sold out of quail eggs.
Other farming activities – The men are busy with land work – muck spreading, ploughing and drilling as well as spraying.