A Cottage in Clarkville

The 2015 Drought
January 29, 2015, 11:42 am
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A pretty dry summer this year, and we have found ourselves a bit overstocked. We have the six ewes, including two old ladies who have lived here longer than we have and no longer visit the ram due to their shortage of teeth. We suspect they couldn’t eat enough if they had a lamb or 2 to support. We have the six lambs that were born last spring as well as Dolmio and Camelot the Alpacas. We no longer have the lease on the couple of acres between us and the pony club, but they are happy for us to keep grazing it in the meantime. We have been doing that as well as feeding out some lucerne, but things were still looking a bit tight. Some of the sheep will have to make a trip to the butchers soon, but in the meantime the pony club have let us graze the wee paddock around the old scout hall which will help. It is a bit dry in there but there is quite a bit of nice clover amongst it. The fences were a bit rough but our latest helpxers Danny and Liz did a great job of making the sheep and alpaca proof.



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