Hazel is also pregnant - although she has been very off colour last week - refusing to eat anything / drink....we had to get a specialist pig vet to see her. Richard, the vet, gave her a thorough examination, but couldn't be sure what was wrong. He suggested buying a box of cereal and some milk, and putting cider vinegar in her water (she didn't seem to like that!) but ate all the cereal. Thankfully she is now back to eating and drinking - although she KEEPS throwing her water containers over which is a real pain!
We have also had our final lamb....Scarlet one of our shearlings lambed late last month (she had unfortunately been covered by one of the rams on the farm by mistake!) so now we have a lovely ewe lamb.
We had a really successful OPEN FARM SUNDAY last weekend - nearly 40 visitors and fantastic sunshine all morning. We are planning two more Open Days next week for prospective commissioners and students.
|Scarlet with her lamb!|
We took two ewes (Alice and Mo) to Oxtalls Tennis Centre during half term for a BIG HEALTH CHECK DAY to raise the profile of the Care Farm - it was bitterly cold outside, but hopefully we will get some referrals!
Last night Gerry and i gave a talk to the senior British Legion group in Cirencester.....rather frustratingly we couldn't get the projector to 'focus'quite right so our lovely photographs of the Care Farm were slightly hazy - although no-one seemed to mind much and they all appeared to enjoy the evening!
Everything is growing like mad in the raised beds which is great, and we should have lots of veg
for our boxes before long