Our goats have discovered that they can jump on nesting boxes to get on the roof of the hen house. They love playing so high up on the slope. In the process they have broken both nesting boxes smashing 30 eggs! We have repaired them now and made the boxes extra strong so the fun can continue.
Clive has been coming to Origin for three weeks now and we are very pleased to have him. He is very positive guy and always keen to get involved in everything. He is pretty fearless but he makes me quite nervous when he wizzes around in his wheelchair so fast! In the picture is Clive collecting hazel for our goats, his chair came in useful for carrying it back to the smallholding.
Our hens have taken a liking to the goat house and have decided to nest there. I was wondering why our egg count had dropped and then found 30 eggs in the goat house. Now we have to climb in and get the eggs every day!
The latest members of the Origin family are three little Pygmy goats. They are gorgeous and so much fun to watch. We have been doing lots of research into what they can eat and have been going on goat walks to find hazel, alder and hawthorn (but NOT the berries). We need to venture out a bit and find some oak leaves and some willow as we hear they love those too. They love the house that Jarred and Jess built and have lots of fun claiming up the ladder and onto the roof! I’m sure we will have lots of stories to follow!
Our rabbit Amber had 5 babies a few days ago, all healthy and cosy in the beautiful bed of fur that she has made them. Can’t wait to hold them in a few weeks but will leave them to it for a while. We’ll post more pictures soon!
We have been making the most of all the lovely dandelion flowers. We made dandelion fritters and ate a few raw flowers on the side for extra goodness! Next week we will try dandelion tea.
Jarred and I went to meet Pygmy goat Daisie and her brother Buster today. Daisie has been bottle fed so she is ultra friendly and loves to be around people. We can’t wait to take them both to Origin soon! Next project at the farm will be to build a nice house and play frame for them.
We have started to feed our hens organic wheat from the farm as well as their usual mash and we have been getting some unusually big and small eggs!