We have a few extra people living here on the farm and so we thought that it might be a good idea if we shared a meal once a week, so we have just finished the first of our weekly pot luck meals. A lovely way to catch up with the neighbours and not too much preparation as everyone contributes. Just finished the dishes while Mark goes down to the garden to check on the 30 new point of lay hens that we got today. they are not used to touching the ground, eating grass etc or having contact with a rooster. A lot to ask of them for one day, but they are also not used to roosting so Mark has had to go down after dark and help them up onto their roost. This may take a couple of nights then they''ll be right. In the mean time all the old chooks have been literally ''put out to pature'' in a new mobile chook pen and he will need to check that they have found their way home.
We have been rejoicing in the cooler weather and the beautiful rain. Just over 100mls in two days. It has filled the duck pond and partially filled the dams. It's been such a relief. I haven't had to check on animals every hour to make sure they have water and shade, or check that they are not over heating. I haven't had to check on plants and seedlings. Everything has just been fine.
And so of course I have been able to knit. Here's where I'm up to on Evan's Hoodie....
It has been a pleasure to knit up. I've been snatching up any opportunity to knit a few rows. But as far as reading goes, well I did find some magazines to flick through as I cleaned up but that's about it.
Joining in with Ginny for Yarn Along.
PS There has been some carnage in the pasture. The fox was quick to take advantage of some chooks who didn't know how to get back home. First count just 2 with another injured. Will know more tomorrow.