Friday, March 4, 2011

Farm Duties

After a few days of feeling off colour with the cold, it is back to 'normal' now. It has been pretty much all work and no play though. Today we have been working with the sheep. Ear tagging, drenching and vaccinating lambs. Work like this though is a little like playing though. Our flock is only small. It would be a different matter if we were dealing with thousands of animals like on large farms.
Oliver was in need of a pedicure. Periodically we have to trim his spurs as they annoy him when he walks. The procedure is quick and easy, just like cutting fingernails. The hardest part of the exercise is actually catching the chook.

The cute factor on the farm has increased considerably. We have a turkey sitting on a clutch of various eggs, a chocolate Indian Runner on six eggs and a clutch of five Indian Runners hatched out. These little guys were a surprise. I wasn't sure how long the mother duck had been sitting but obviously it was long enough. Now if I was just quick enough to catch one.
I've missed reading my favourite blogs and I think I will have a little catch up now.


Chookyblue...... said...

cute them when they are all fluffy....

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Gotta hate these work days when you could be avoiding those windy weekends inside sewing. I'm sitting here watch the trees blow around while blog browsing and stitching.