Sunday 19 January 2014

Dark days, low clouds, rain and can only get better!

Tomorrow the third Monday in January is, "Blue Monday"; said to be the most miserable day of the year. Its the aftermath of Christmas gaiety, gluttony and gross over expenditure combined with dark days and the prospect of two more months of winter.

Real free range, there's nothing like a dung hill!
After nearly three months of cloud, rain, gales and gloom on the edge of the N. Atlantic, six degrees West of Greenwich and a tad North of Moscow we residents of W. Ardnamurchan can, I think  be excused for feeling a bit blue. But animal spirits are rising........

There has been a 500% increase in egg production, I got one on New Years Day, yesterday there were five. The ewes in their luxury winter accommodation are happy eating a bale of haylage every five days, out of the weather and free of footrot. On Wednesday there was an hour of bright sunshine so I turned the goats out to run, jump and skip on the hill. Winter lettuce has made some growth in the poly tunnel, snowdrops are poking through and the Robins are fighting. 

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