Here are our new girls…………….
Picked them up on Saturday from a really neat farm up in Masterton, who provide a rooster sanctuary as well as breed chooks, pigs and lambs. They are guaranteed to be pullets, if they crow, I get a replacement. Which is great as pullets are pretty expensive. The old girls are still laying, but with the new girls I should have 7 new layers in a few months (plus 3 more a few months after that). I have customers who i need to keep happy, so its good to have some young blood over winter. The farm also has piglets born most months, so when we are ready I can get piglets there as well. Our rooster was not so lucky, he has gone to make stock.
I have booked one of the big cows in for the butcher at the end of next month (earliest time available), we should really keep them a few more months, but the cost of feed is getting too expensive, and they are a pretty good size.
I’ve been doing some more nappies for the lovely Iris. Finished this one tonight…………..
I also managed to finish the doz nappies I was making for Sophie yesterday (well not all in one day, but over the weekend and Monday), so I am pleased that they are done. I didn’t take a pic as they are basically the same as Kaiyah’s ones I did a few weeks ago.
Clare made dinner for us again tonight as a thank you the sewing time I am putting in. It’s been fantastic, she is an awesome cook! And again made enough for two meals, so that is even better. Clare if you are reading this – no more dinners – it’s too expensive to feed another family and I know that you appreciate the work that I’m doing for you.
On a totally unrelated topic, I was watching Jools Holland on TV the other night. Did anyone else see it? It was quite good, had Mika, Christy Moore, some really neat french Jazz / Techno / Pop group (missed the name ), and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens).
I was so disappointed at the first song that Yusuf Islam sang, the music was fantastic, the lyrics were very boring and there was just no life to it like his older stuff. The second song was better, but still not great. I had though I might like to get his new album, but I’m not convinced that I will like it enough to justify the cost. Anyway, enough rambling, I’m off to bed.
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