Yesterday we spent nine hours doing what should have taken 3! The heat was making it nigh on impossible to work the sheep, and to move them off the ground at Tyneham was challenging to say the least- my legs are battered and scratched raw from the gorse and thistles, and then again from the sheep when footrimming as they seem to have collected so much in their wool ( roll on shearing next weekend!) We had a break around 4.30pm for ‘lunch’ with the best view ever across to Portland Bill and I finally rocked up home around 2am , fell asleep in my clothes on the sofa too tired even to eat! 😊 #lovemyjob#shepherdess#tynehamvillage#countrygirl#girlfarmer#dorset#dorsetlife
Here’s a little kitten eye candy to get you through the day.
What is it about baby animals?! I just can’t get enough of them. I just want to sqweeeeze them to death!
Enjoy the day!
Last week I was away from the farm for a few days. Every time I'm away the chickens take full advantage of their farm sitters by hiding their eggs all over the place. Sometimes they get surprisingly creative. The first morning after my return I was busy making breakfast when I was startled by a very close, very loud egg song. Most of my girls sing the "egg song" after they lay. Some songs are quiet and sweet sounding, others are obnoxious to the point of bragging.
I quickly turned towards the window and saw tiny Penelope staring at me through the window....six feet off the ground. As she belted out her egg song I walked over, lifted the window and looked down into the flower box. There was one of her tiny, ivory eggs. I plucked the warm egg from her makeshift nest, grabbed a basket and went on my own personal Easter Egg hunt. There's no telling how many are still out there but I think my hunt was a success. ♡
The weather this morning was a little sketchy so after feeding the flock in the rain we turned on some Kidz Bop, made some cinnamon French toast and worked on a fun project.
I’ve been collecting cute things to make a gallery wall over Chloe’s “almost finished” 1970’s vintage desk. The last piece in a set I picked up on CraigsList for a song! 🙌🏻🎵
We planned it all out on the floor before hanging it up and it turned out perfect!
Once the desk is complete I’ll share the finished look... as Chloe says it’s “Adorbs”!
Growing jalapeño peppers 🌶 at my front “garden” . So nice to go outside and pick one or two for my salads . What do you grow in your garden? PS if you grow something leafy that sometimes gets smoked don’t share unless you are living in a State where it’s legal 😜😜
Happy Friday Y’all!
We hope your weekend plans have you as relaxed as hanging in a hammock with a couple kittens.
We’ll be spending the weekend close to home. Are you doing anything exciting with your family? Give it up so we can live vicariously through you!