I'm so sorry I haven't updated for...gosh nearly 4 weeks! Things have been so hectic here. Christmas soap orders are coming in thick and fast so I barely have time to take a breath!
On the garden front I have relented and pulled out the last of the silver beet, the chooks are now every bit as sick of it as I was lol. The potatoes are powering along and I have added zucchini, cucumber, eggplant and corn. The corn is nearly knee high now! The currents and raspberries seem to have decided that they will wait till next year, no sign of fruit as yet.
What about all the animals? Well my sheep, Paul and Kelly have had a rough time. Kelly got fly blown. I can't believe I didn't notice but apparently its harder to see when the sheep are black. I was so distraught when I realised what had happened that I waved down a passing farmer and promptly burst into tears. To my relief the farmer suggested he pop home and bring back a trailer and take Paul and Kelly back to his place to shear them and treat Kelly. They are now fighting fit and racing around like nothing had happened.
A turkey hatched out 4 chickens and a turkey poult which I had to raise in a broody box in the lounge room. This turkey has a habit of squashing her chicks so that's why they had to come inside. One of my silkies has just bought out 11 little chickens and another turkey is sitting on 7 turkey eggs so I imagine there will be another influx of babies soon lol.
Speaking of babies, I went to the vets on Friday and in the foyer was a big box with 4 little kittens in it. I already own Kitty-Anne Maloo who's 6 but I just couldn't resist. Please meet Harry McScally. She is not impressed!