Tuesday, 20 June 2006

Mwy o Lun Defaid!

Slowly but surely the sheep are letting me get a bit closer to them...

This is the littlest lamb nursing! :)

Apologies for there being so many of them, but I am really crap at editing...

In other news, this afternoon I am going on a shearing course run by the British Wool Marketing Board -- will let you know how I get on!

Can anybody identify these flowers for me please???

Monday, 19 June 2006

Newyddion Defaid

The sheep are doing well -- we are gradually getting closer to them -- they no longer run when they see us coming! We have been working on tempting them with sugar beet pellets in a vague attempt to get them to come to the gate when we rattle the bucket... :)

If these photos aren't enough and you want even more sheep excitement, I herewith bring you the sequel to the earlier films Chickens and Chicks -- you can now download the not-so-fast-paced Sheep!

Greg was concerned that the chickens might feel a bit left out of the sheep love fest so here are some more chicken photographs...

Thursday, 15 June 2006

Mae defaid gyda ni!!!

I know they have been a long time coming and you are probably all sick to death of me saying we are getting sheep soon -- they are here!

We bought these Balwen last night and they are now happily munching about in the top field getting used to their new home. There are four ewes and their lambs (two ewe lambs and two ram lambs). If you've had enough of the endless chicken photos, now there will be a bit more variety! :)

In other news, things have been growing like mad here -- the first picture here is the tomatoes a week ago and the second picture is from yesterday. We went away last weekend and were amazed when we got back how big everything was!

The beans have also been growing like wild:

One of our new apple trees has little baby apples!

Courgettes in their new home:

My friend Angela gave me this chili plant which has been re-potted and is thriving:

Lots of basil hopefully:

Ate my first home-grown rocket of the season yesterday:

Strawberry plants putting out lots of runners:

My friend Paul is helping me learn how to make wine -- the two bottles in the front are rhubarb wine that we've made from rhubarb from Greg's parents' garden.


This last is rather old news but it's been ages since I posted here, so... The birds that were nesting in the clematis have finally flown off, and unfortunately Shiva got one (cath drwg!) but I think the rest are off safely now. These photos were taken in the last few days before that... My, what a big mouth you have! :)

More photos of sheep coming soon!!!