It takes work living off the land. We are a bit late with splitting the wood usually it is done in October.
So in the cool of the afternoon shade Brent has begun ringing the logs ready for the splitter.
One of my favourite herbs to grow is soapwort.
Geese and chicken
This wee girl had got herself stuck in the chicken coop and couldn't work out how to get out. James had to come to her rescue.
We are wondering (this being our very first time raising goslings) if Gus and Geraldine will detach themselves from such a protective role when the goslings get older. Mother cats do and were more than happy for their kittens to leave at about 10 weeks of age.
close up of their wings that they keep trying out. I do hope I can get a photo to share of them all stretching out their little wings as soo cute.
James had to help old Louise off her perch - she just sat dozing (she is getting old too)
Free ranging is soo good for the birds. But it is so much easier to buy a chicken all prepared from the supermarket without having to know or SEE how our the bird was raised. We have been desensitised of how and where our food is raised. When you raise a chicken it does make you wonder WHAT the chickens are being fed to end up in the supermarket as a size 24...
Our chickens are retired pets, not sure if the next round of chickens could be raised for the table - they all have their own personality - maybe if we raised just one breed and didn't name them.
I'm meant to be thinking about selling the VW as he is not very practical (Yes he is a he - his name is bugly). He is a very tight squeeze for teenage boys to sit in the back, their heads hit the back window and they have to sit forward - not very comfortable I am told.. I'm really enjoying having a car of my own again after years of not having my own car (Brent used to take the VW to work). Brent brought Tabitha the commodore to go back and forward to work in. But I really love my VW...
Minka went home Saturday and Indigo on Sunday. Monty goes home Monday
Taking photos on my own is not one of my gifts - Monty was just too pleased to see me to sit still for a photo.
Molly playing rope with me - as you do.
It has taken till now for Bella to bond with me. She has been fine with Brent and the kids and tolerated me - but no way would she make a fuss of me until now, one week before she has to leave. Molly has been fine with me and gives me big loves.