Lambing nearly finished – just one ewe left – so far we have 14 lambs from the 9 that have lambed. Had one problem ewe who had mastitis and didn’t have enough milk for both lambs, so we’ve had to start bottle feeding one of them. Lamb is now in the byre with another lamb from a friend as we didn’t want her to be on her own. They’ve taken to the bottle fairly well and are doing OK.
I’m just about to continue working in my little BeadBod making jewellery, yarn and felt after its ‘re-arrangement’. Previously I sat by a beautiful sunny window overlooking the voe and fields but found the sunlight too strong a light. Direct sunlight has a draining effect on colour so you’re never quite sure how the blends are going to look. So now I’ve moved my desk into the back and rearranged the shelving and storage and I’m almost ready to go.
Sunny cloudless skies to say goodbye to April, and I’m on holiday for 2 weeks!
Planted out early peas and broad beans onto the rigs, late peas are not quite ready for planting out yet
Start planting prairie garden, day lilies which have been growing on in the polytunnel for the last year will now have to survive in the great oudoors. Also started clearing the mud and grass from the old well/spring but it will need to drain for a bit before continuing.