23 May 2009
Sean's filling out nicely, all those early morning feeds are paying off. Unfortunately Spot didn't make it. He got pneumonia and despite my best efforts and the guiding hand of the Sheep Whisperer he is now pushing up the orchard. It was all valuable experience and hasn't put me off keeping livestock. Sean goes for a little trip to Munro's in the autumn when (fencing allowing!) pigs arrive. There is a hopefully minor hurdle to overcome for all of this to be successful. I need to learn to reverse a trailer. I'm hoping to persuade the Sheep Whisperer to teach me - apparently if I didn't have Grandma rights I'd have to take another test in which I would have to parallel park in a space no longer than 1.5 times the length of the rig drop the trailer then pull forward and reverse in to hitch up again only getting out the car three times. With 1" leeway each direction that's hard.
08 May 2009
Scrumpy and Bear's Gran (my Mum!) is walking the West Highland Way to raise money for SOAR Youth Projects. It's a long way over rough ground and she almost wasn't able to do it due to surgery on her shoulder last month. Let her feel the love by sponsoring her here. It's lashing wind and rain right now so she needs all the encouragement she can get!!