From the Farm

Aug 28, 2013

28 August 2013


Still a very warm week, the bees have been out working hard and are all over the plum trees, we can hear them buzzing all day long. Last season they were still cold and dormant at this time. So this may be a plum year.
The gorse is yellow with flower and the tree lucerne is well out. The stinging nettle is near a foot high. It is the best lamb weather we have had for years and the lambs are loving it.

We now have more Gotland lambs and the Pitt island ewes have all but finished with black lambs some with white top knots and feet. We have had the Dorset horns in and docked,  many of them too big and fat for the docking cradle. Ila has been a fantastic help as my arm and shoulder is still not right.

I am still going to Thom at the Top Town Chiropractor he has done wonders with my neck and back but my arm and shoulder has a way to go.

Today our German Woofer left travelling, stayed for 4 days and was a help digging the foundation for THE SYLO ..Yes the Silo i will keep ya posted on that.
Yarn the German Woofer was also a Rapper yes a Rapper in German. I can't even understand English rap .... German Rap well i can't understand it at all.

Ruth has been around the Demolition yards and found some Wallarobba doors for the studio and some kitchen units. So i had to pick them up on Monday. Today Augie dug the septic tank while i went to the timber yard for wall linings and cement. Ruth drove the truck to get builders mix and we got the septic tank floor poured with Ila and Jessie, Ila mixing Augie and Jessie on the wheelbarrows and I'm finishing.

While in town Monday Greg and I went to talk to Venture Taranaki about the Hemp progress and how they can help keep you posted.

Been on the road again down the line to meet the buyers co-op and on the way dropped some pigs off. Picked up grain, long day but worth it.

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