I'm also finding the new blogger interface really horrible to work with, and am seriously considering moving over to Wordpress, which is so much better. I don't know WHAT blogger think they're up to, but the new interface is atrocious! It really puts me off writing!
But I figured I'd better update everyone with what has been going on, what we're up to, and how things are going here at the Farm.
We've had a good haul of lambs this year - enough to totally turn over our small flock, and to cull for the freezer, as well as the freezers of various friends we supply around town.
All our old ewes will finally get culled - they've had a terrific run, but they're getting on a bit, and the time has come for them to be replaced.
Planting of fruit and nut trees is continuing. We've put in extra apricot trees, and a new chestnut tree is going in as soon as the weather dries out a bit. We've basically doubled the size of the orchards, and the new trees have generally taken pretty well.
Swimming pool removal, however, has been S L O W. It's a big job. I'm convinced that the only reason the swimming pool stayed as long as it did is because it would be such a job to remove it that none of the previous owners could be bothered, so they let it sit.
Most of the outer framework is gone, but there is a lot of landscaping to go, and then we'll be building retaining walls and tidying up the area with a gravel flat area which will support a trampoline for the kids, and a rockery / herb garden. It's a big, big work in progress, and will probably take another year all up to finish. And that's assuming we get decent weather!
Rain, rain, go away!
I've talked about the rain a fair bit. That's because we've had so much of it! I'm wanting to get work done but everything has been so muddy and cold it has slowed the work down. It'll get there, but it will take a while.
So that's what I've been up to. I promise I won't have such a long break between now and the next update!
Have a lovely day!