The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~Doris Janzen Longacre

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Meet the animals around the yard ....

Good morning Everyone,
Feels like not much is happening around here hence the lack of posts. But there is and I will tell you in just a second. Here in the Southern Hemisphere we heading for Autumn, starting to get a little cooler early mornigs. Comes around so quick too.
Remi eying an apple on the post, rather cute picture of him, don't ya think.

Miss Daisy is starting to get her winter coat, she's 2yrs old and just maybe this year Mr Billy Goat will pay her a visit. The landlady is not keen on goats.

Harry the Orpington rooster and his 14 lovely ladies. He does a fine job looking after them. ATM they are laying 6 eggs a day, and a few more I haven't discovered yet.

25 meat chookies not even a week old yet. This is the best time to raise a batch of birds for the freezer. Our summers are just to much for them, suffering from heat exhaustion. I don't have an order for birds as yet from one of my regular customer but a few smaller orders have come through and still have a few birds for my freezer too. Planning to raise another batch of chicks when these are 8 weeks old. This time I might slaughter at 12 weeks.

This little mite is an orphan, mummy die a few days ago. Our neighbour just left him in the field for fox food and moved the rest of his sheep closer to home. That's when I discovered the little thing. Called the neighbour who said I can take it if I so wanted, which I did. Yesterday he was not feeding well at all, had an absese under the eye going down the cheek. so took him off to the vet for antibiotics and to put on a rubberband for his tail. But this morning I found him dead his little body still warm. Well that's nature for you.

I do have a good report on the cat though, her pelvis had 3 fractures after landing in front of the big tyre, which must have just clipped her. She's a 15yr old girl, and I must admit if I was here when it happened, she would be in cat heaven right now. But I was in SAfrica and knew nothing about it until I got home. After 5 weeks of confinement her bones have fused together and she is walking again. In 3 weeks she will be able to be out and about again after yet another visit to the vet.

Can't think of anymore new ATM
Have a wonderful day


  1. Sounds to me like your neighbour needs to update himself with the code of animal welfare. Good on you for giving him a chance and not just left to die when a bullet would have been more humane. If people can't take responsibility for their animals then they shouldn't keep them. Rant over! :D Love the first photo! :D

  2. The pony and cat photos are incredible shots Rina. Sorry about the lamb, good on you for trying. Though, without wishing to sound miserable, why do they always wait until after the vet visit to die.
    Must get myself some more meat chickens, this is certainly the best time of year for them isn't it.

  3. Hi Rina, I can never eat meat I have silly really, as I did when I was growing up and never thought about it. Poor little lamb. Your cat is pretty. Glad she is healing from her accident.. and she is a good age also.

  4. My goodness, for not being so busy you are truly busy! Good for you for sheltering the wee little lamb. Sorry it didn't turn out better. Whoever was watching your cat needs a gold medal for the good care and recovery!
    Your pony is adorable eyeing the apple as are the tiny chicks! Your winter provisions are coming together nicely. x

  5. Hee hee, I love the photo of the cow!

  6. aww so cute these shots!
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