We started the new term at our lovely site....but still waiting to finish the log cabin. All structural work is done, the decorating's done.....just the floor to go in and the Air Source Heat pump to be plumbed in and we will have a wonderful cosy building.
Everyone is coping brilliantly with all the work going on around them - we have our break in the barn with Manny our horse at one end, and us at the other!
We've had several groups of volunteers here over the last two months, helping to make raised beds, sort the poly tunnel out, painting etc.
Firstly, some sad news…..i’m afraid Sandy our original sow is no longer…we had to have her put to sleep. A momentous occasion as she had been with us for so long.
We are hoping to buy in another sow to be with Tigger (a different blood line) and meanwhile we have Reggie the boar back with Tigger, and hope to have a litter in January 2020!
The lambs have all been weaned, wormed and drenched and have gone up to their lovely pasture at Woodmancote. The ewes have moved onto new pasture to dry off before we put the ram later this month
We have the poly tunnel nearly sorted - lots of raised beds made by Zurich Insurance, and outside we have an area for vegetables - raised beds made by Ecclesiastical Insurance.
Our HQ is nearly ready! The plumber is there putting toilets in the newly converted porta cabin. The main log cabin is painted and the floor's nearly finished and we are busy sorting out furniture for it.....hopefully we will be using it post half term break (early November!)