The silly season is over and its time to get into serious mode on the farm.
We celebrated the holidays with family and friends, too much eating and drinking and the occasional trip down to Windermere dam to do a spot of fishing in the boat.
We have lots of plans for the coming year so its time to start.
We have been converting our veggie gardens over to yards we can cell graze chickens and pigs in while they are dormant, this involves installing netting around with a gate, and a permanent water supply for the livestock, we have made a good start and will continue when the current crops are finished.
We have received a grant to fence off around 3 hectares to regenerate with native trees, more fencing to be done with around 350 meters required and then the planting of 1200 native trees, this is a very exciting project and we hope it becomes a demonstration area for the future.
We have had 2 sows give birth to piglets within 3 days of each other, this was more luck than management but it worked out well with selling and weaning all able be done together.
Several alpacas have also been added to the farm, with one very
different young male, his unusual markings will make him stand out in the flock.
Along with the regular drop of Dorpers, we have a bit of a population explosion happening
The local Landcare group which I’m involved in, has several projects to kick start the year with, so there isn’t looking like a lot of free time just yet.
All this along with the regular happenings, we are looking for our next lot of helpers, wwoofers are wanted.