Archive for April, 2012

Autumn Rush-around

Friday, April 20th, 2012

It’s the season to do catch up on farm maintenance and we have been busy demolishing some “past-its-use-by date”  fencing, re-hanging a couple of gates and  replacing some very old fence posts.  This is never as simple as it first seems, and we have to admit to cutting through a water pipeline which feeds our troughs.  The line was buried years before we bought our property and we’ve never known exactly where the pipes are located.  We do now: right along the fenceline and about 1 foot underground!

We’re about to organise to split our winter firewood which is currently still outside but at least cut into rounds ready for the splitter.  We’re hoping the weather will stay dry until we can get the wood undercover for winter.

Cadenza update:  Our cria with the broken leg is now a month old and still largely confined to an indoor pen with her mum who is let out from time to time so she can graze.  We do have an outside pen for Cadenza so she can start grazing as well but she is restricted to times when the grass is dry so her plaster doesn’t get wet.  With heavy dews overnight and shorter days she  rarely gets this privilege!  However a recent vet check confirmed she is progressing well with no signs of infection in her leg.  Her mother has been a real champ, accepting their isolation from the herd and taking good care of her cria.