Sunday, 18 October 2009

Fencing and Trees

100 trees to go down the lefthand side and bottom of the orchard.
The main job today for Lovely Hubby is to do the final bit of fencing for the orchard, once that is done we will have the option of letting the pigs out of their enclosures and into the whole of the orchard. Once they can do that they will be able to forage all over the orchard and supplement their pig nuts with whatever yummy goodies they can find.
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After he has completed this he will get on with planting some more of the trees to help suck up some of the excess water in the orchard and screen the pigs from the winds that can howl across the from the paddock.
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The big new gate to the orchard is now hung and I just have to get used to not being able to cut through whichever trees I'm nearest and head to the gate to gain access to my lovely piggy friends.
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The White girls (chickens) have now moved into their new luxury accomodation with the Brown girls, although one, Latte, forgot which direction to head in last night and went to sleep on top of the old chicken pen. Luckily LH's ladder was nearby and he climbed (in torchlight) to reach Latte and put her securely to bed in the right place.
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My jobs for today include planting my winter onions in the old potato bed and clearing out the veggie tyres of the last of their crops, there are a couple of remaining courgette/marrows that can be turned into some more Courgette and Tomato sauce, and I spy a good handful of lettuce leaves that can be added to rocket from the polytunnel to go with tonights salad.
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It's very good this feeding yourself from the garden lark, it opens your eyes to all sorts of possibilities with food and makes us much more experimental, who knows what we'll be trying by next year!
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Well I'm off out now that the temperature has risen slightly, I'll have lots of little helpers, chickens and dogs mainly, who always like to see exactly what I'm doing and in the case of the chickens as fast as I plant something they pull it up for a taste and a closer look!
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Hope you're enjoying your weekend too.
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Sue xx

1 comment:

  1. Hi there Sue! Every time I read your blog I am struck by how much love and energy AND hard work you and hubby pour into your home and land. Enjoy this week .....

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