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Winter

Winter has come fast and fierce but still we are not getting enough rain. Part of me is thankful as it means it’s easier to get outside and get jobs done but the other last is worried for our water supply and what summer will bring.

The days are very short herein winter. It’s pitch black and freezing until 7:30 when it’s still freezing but we can at least see.

We still need to get out and get the animals jobs done but the kids opt more often than not to stay inside until midday when it warms up a bit. By 3pm it’s getting dark and cold again and we need to go back out and lock everything up for the night. It gets tedious but as we feel it flying by I know it won’t be for long.

We’ve been doing lots about the property my bit of landscaping for the kids area is nearly finished and I think I’ll have just enough of the oak chip from the fallen tree to finish it.

Next will be the sandpit and I’m debating building a pallet sandpit over the natural rocks because the high winds here will blow the tarp away and the cats will definitely poop in it!

The young pullets have all started laying again and we’ve forgiven the chickens for the Two months we had to buy eggs. We’ll be looking in to getting our egg stamp so we can sell excess eggs and hopefully make the chickens self sufficient by using the money for their feed.

The pigs are getting huge and we are looking forward to turning that area into garden. The butcher will be here late July just in time for us to get garden beds ready for spring.

Dane’s been working hard at getting a little barn fixed up for our rabbit program.

The doe we were given a few months ago is due and our other doe we’ve just joined with our buck. He’s got a rare cyst developed in his eye that the vet will remove but with advice that they will likely grow back so we’ve had to move the breeding forward just in case we loose him.

Today we for some jobs around the property knocked over . Getting the burn piles done and bringing up old tyres for a landscaping project. Again I longed for a woodchipper but that’s something that will need to wait a while.

Anyways that’s all for now we are keeping well, happy and healthy!

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