Yesterday we celebrated Rex’s 8th birthday with a laser tag party at the creek. Dog-tag invitations set the theme and excitement for the kids, who were not disappointed on the day. They teamed up with 3 separate ‘fort’ areas, and between hunting each other, swinging on the tyre and swimming, all were grubby and exhaustedContinue reading “Wild life at the creek”
There were some happy ewes at shearing time this week – some are carrying a huge amount of wool! Our lambs are growing well. There should be lots ready around the end of November, email email@example.com if you would like to put your name on the list for lamb when it’s ready.
I have a very happy husband. The kids are pretty excited too… pictures say it all really!
Our gentle sow Nutmeg had a lovely litter of saddlebacks. She was pregnant to a boar other than our Sam-the-Ham, so we will keep one of the gilts and also a boar to provide a breeding pair for a friend. It was sad to see the rest of them go this week, but the sameContinue reading “The cycle of life…”
Autumn has been spectacular at Redleaf Farm – and busy, which is why i am a bit behind on my news… Leaves are turning and the crisp sunny days and frosty mornings are getting cooler, not great news if you are a newborn lamb! We have had a lot of lambs in the last fewContinue reading “Red Leaves at Redleaf”
A big thanks to Biota for cooking the most amazing suckling pork spit-roast! The last Sunday of the month is now locked in the calendar – what a fantastic feast we had – featuring of course, our delicious pork. Entrees of olives, croquettes, salad and crispy school prawns whet our appetite for the main ofContinue reading “Celebration Sunday and farm stall”
Isn’t it meant to be one of those classic amusing farm challenges – to catch a greasy pig? With all this rain it was muddy on Monday as a clique of chefs arrived at Redleaf Farm to catch piglets. It was pretty funny watching! Sam led the catching team in the pen, and then passedContinue reading “Slippery pigs”
The parrots have discovered the ripe plums, and the pigs are loving cleaning up any fallen fruit. The great news is there are no half eaten or rotten plums – bad news is that I probably wont get many more for myself this season! Between mothers milk, the clover-filled pasture, ‘muesli’ of mixed grains, cornContinue reading “Eating like pigs…”
Many evenings at Redleaf are enjoyed with a glass of wine looking over the paddocks – watching the sun slip over the horizon. The last rays of the day are always magical, turning all to glowing gold.
Today we began harvesting the plums. I had a very willing helper in Rex, as plum jam is his absolute favourite. We missed most of the plums last January as we were away the week they ripened and the parrots cleaned most of them up. There is a serious amount of fruit this year, withContinue reading “Plum glut”