Animal feeding has long been a favourite with visiting children as well as their parents so it is very important to us to make sure that all of our animals are fit and healthy. Every January Rory & Jock our Highland cows have their annual TB tests, the vet comes to test on one day and returns 3 days later for the results.
Preston did not have a very good start to the New Year as I had to call the vet for advice on Boxing Day, she had a very bad cold which resulted in a severe nose bleeds. As a result of this she was prescribed anti-biotic injections a course over three days. I have never injected anything before but with the help of Katie the vet my confidence has grow and I was able do this all by myself. Preston soon responded to her treatment and was back on her feet again Preston is now 12 years old which is pretty good for a Kune Kune pig so the vet said it might take a bit longer to get back to full health. We have now given her another course of anti-biotic, this time she seems to have made a much quicker and better recovery.
Muffin is looking a bit shabby at the moment and needs a good grooming. (All offers welcome) Anthony is our farrier and looks after her, with a good foot maintenance regime, he clips, and files and digs out anything that shouldn’t be there, he will also have a good look at her teeth (If she lets him) and rewards her with a big juice carrot.
Chocolate, Lucky, Caramel, Larry & Snowy our sheep have had a great year, with fleeces so big they look at least double their size so when it comes time to be sheered in the hotter weather they will really benefit.
Chickens! Well what I can say about them. 9 is the head count at the moment, laying between 6 & 8 eggs per day with more chickens expected to be added in the future.