Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Spring is here.....isn't it?
The Beeb came and recorded...... for the radio thankgoodness! and on talking to the reporter he now wants to do a feature on the life of a smallholder at lambing time.............not sure what the sheep will think about that but I said yes!
Here is a pic of the rescue sheep all looking better, even the one who was very sick is now putting a little weight on her bad leg. She is the sheep in the picture whose body you can't see.....just as well really as she is a bit of a sight.
On Sunday it rained like stair rods so I did some dyeing with wensleydale lambs wool using logwood, a reddish tree bark, which, when some bicarb is added to the boiled bark liquer turns it blue and the resulting wool is pictured along with some yellow wool which was dyed with onion skins......lovely isn't it? I was very pleased and now it will be used to make a cushion cover.Lisa our new wwoofer has been busy on the veg patch clearing out the compost heaps and bins and adding it all to the raised beds. The tyre tower is our new wormery and you can see we have loads of kale still to eat. Some bags of woodchips have been bought for the paths between the beds as being ion a slope and being clay its a bit like a ski slope!

The ewes are due to lamb at any minute which means early morning and late nigh
t checks as well as the normal visit here are the expectant ladies in their overnight accomodation and one of the older ladies known as 'scrag end' posing for the camera!

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