Draining the juices

The compost toilet

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works on aerobic digestion so too much fluid in the bin is not a good idea. Periodic draining needs to take place

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with the juices going into here

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Today’s offering from the hens:

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Through the kitchen window this morning:

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Feeling the pressure

Pressure is rising

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and the air is still

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The raven passes by

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and the ducks take their morning bath

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The next door hen inspects the woodshed

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and kindling is collected

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We have learned more new skills in the last twelve months than probably in the last twelve years. This week it is how to lay out a building construction using batter boards

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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Light and Shade

The clouds clear and the sun shines through, a rare occurrence in recent months, bringing back the half-forgotten sight of light and shadows

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The mountains are revealed

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and the flat world takes on new dimensions

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Growth around lights up

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Birds take on a new hue

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and the local starling flock pause in the Ash to absorb the warmth

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The visiting hen takes a sunbath, then a dustbath

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and visits the ducks

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before walking home back up the lane

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Down in the meadow work starts on the pig nursery – only 80 days to go

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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Flat pack

If all is well with our design then this delivery today

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should assemble into a high class farrowing shed with viewing area.  First step to sort the parts and look for the allen key

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Rabbit has been looking a bit moody today – earlier in the week she was seen with A Friend and today she opened up and then sealed again the little burrow which she made on January 23rd

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Progress continues on the polytunnel frame, we are full of ideas for the design of the inside.

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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Visiting Time

As Spot is now in pig we thought she and Bert might like to spend more time together – there being no practical reason to keep them apart.  The trouble is they both like their own beds in their own houses so not sure if they would like to suddenly find they were sharing.  We give them a little trial run by giving them access to both enclosures…

Bert needs to check out Spot’s status

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While she wants to check out the fresh grass

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Spot goes to inspect Bert’s house

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While he inspects hers

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before deciding to give himself a face-pack in her mud

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If they shared a house Bert might get fed up with Spot eating his bed.  We had to stock up on straw today as she eats her bed at a phenomenal rate.  This load might keep her going for a few weeks

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Elsewhere roof repairs today following a visit by Gertude

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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