Hay and Straw are the necessities of life

At first light today the resident alpha-pheasant moves purposefully through the orchard


He is on his way to the duck house, vacated by the ever-mobile inhabitants, with the aim of hoovering up their pellets.

Later the ducks return to inspect the new straw in their bedroom


like most things with these ducks, their response is a perfect balance between fascination and fear.

Down in the pig zone Spot is excited by her new source of stimulation


but when she has emptied it she wants to know what’s next


November and (so far) December may have been very wet, but also very mild.  The rhubarb thinks it is time to sprout



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