Work around the Holding

So since we are here now every day…..

We have started doing some bits around the place other than he workshop and the house!

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Planting some bulbs for some spring colour about the place….. Crocuses, tulips and Daffodils….011012

Mowing the grass …. so we can get at the bed we planted and weed the heck out of it….once this latest bout of storm and rain is finished….013

Oh my poor rockery and bog garden…… this soooo needs attention…..014015016017

But there are now 50 crocus bulbs in the front garden hopefully settling in and getting ready to pop up come spring….018

James has built some composters in the far end of the slurry pit as was…..019

Our bales stacked up in the yard…. plus the mess of the far end of the slurry pit as a before photo…020

I mowed all the grass and weeds…..021022023

Sir played on the gator again!! (we are so going to have to hide those keys!!)024025

James de-baler twined the roto-tiller…..026

We carted some muck from the barn and planted a box and forsythia hedge from some cuttings we took and rooted before we left the old house…..027028029030

and finally I am not sure you can see the rocks but we have marked out for a fruit cage…. which we ordered at the start of the week and it arrived VERY quickly from First Tunnels.

Now to mulch the area marked, build the fruit cage, anchor it FIRMLY in place, order and plant the fruit!!!!

I have plans for gooseberries, blueberries, raspberries, currants, strawberries etc etc!!! the rhubarb will find itself in a shady spot in the muck the other side of the wall!!

Return to the farm!

We managed to get back down to the barn on the Saturday of the May bank holiday, in the afternoon after I had finished at Roath craft market.

We took a short wander to check on the status of the barns. Both are now free of cows, but have yet to be cleaned out!! And then we wandered to the yard. The yard is mostly empty and hard based, bar the ever expanding pile of cow poo in the one end……

At this point both dogs decided they could run over the slurry pile that is in the yard awaiting spreading over the field!! The crust looked solid…….

It soooooooo was not!!! It collapsed under them, sending them butt deep in cow poo!! Ugh!!!! Silly dogs!!!

We ended up dunking them both in a water trough to clean them.

Polly stuck her feet out at every possible angle and then tried swimming in the trough.

Sookie the daft nut sunk like a small stone!!