Lambs update

Yesterday we docked the lambs by putting a rubber ring around their tails. The procedure is supposed to be done within a few days after birth to avoid unnecessary pain. We don’t like the idea of hurting those little fragile animals, but a shorter tail helps them to stay free of flystrike in the summer.…

 

Meat

Well, we don’t only have the sheep for keeping the grass short and for being cute. We ultimately raise them for meat. It’s the ugly part of being a lifestyle block owner, but also very rewarding, when you can create cuts that the supermarkets generally don’t sell (because it takes much more time to extract…

 

Chickytime

Farming chooks for free eggs seems to be the most common reason to have them. In the beginning, it probably was for us as well. Then the kids took over the chicken/sheep jobs and it became a part of their lives to care for them, tend to their needs, be with them (not all the…

 

Bread Challenge: French Baguette

Supermarket baguettes in New Zealand typically have a similar consistency as swimming noodles, yet these folks dare to call them “French sticks” (an insult to French people). Unfortunately, even the artisan bakers in our area follow a similar ideal. Fortunately, our French woofer provided us with a very simple, but genius recipe. I’d consider that one of…

 
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