It’s raining and getting dark ... fast. But have to push on and get this poultry house put together, the new birds arrive on the 28th. Plan is to finish their new enclosure tomorrow and then we’re good to go. We still have so many jobs to complete before winter and it’s a real race against time. Scarily, we’ve already seen the first snow on the mountains ... 🦆
With the chicken house cleaned and the horses hooves trimmed, we are working on restocking our craft shop this evening. We have a selection of polymer clay chickens, ducks, geese and bunnies underway. These little cuties are just about to get a resin glaze ... a very delicate process. We are holding our breath ... if all goes well the end result is beautiful. Keeping all our fingers crossed ...
The darker evenings are really upon us and I’m missing the bright midnight sky we get in the Highlands. That extra daylight means so much more gets done in a day.
Anyway, we have more time now to sit by the log stove knit, sew and needle felt ... we really need to get busy as we have craft fairs coming up. Selling our handmade items helps to supplement our homestead income and it’s nice to see something you’ve made bring a smile to someone’s face.
My daughter has been working on some new little creatures and this cute wee fellow has just arrived in our shop ... who doesn't love a Hedgehog. I know I do ... X
I’ve just popped these gorgeous little owls into the shop ... so cute especially with their little glow in the dark stars. It’s going to be hard to part with them ... think I’m in love 😍 Don't forget to pop back, as we will be adding more delights throughout the week ...
My off-road 4x4 ... and supplier of quality manure. I’m so proud of this boy ... first time with a human on his back and he didn’t even blink. I’m completely in love ... we’re just playing at the moment and making it fun. Really can’t wait to ride him and have some adventures together ... X 🐎😍
So happy with the progress on our greenhouse ... just need to put the glass in and then we can get planting ... 👏😃 🌱 Need to be quick though, as other jobs are calling ... we have to get things set up for the ducks arriving on the 28th ... I wish there were more hours in the day ... 🙃
I’m planning some secret baking for the weekend. I made these ice cream cupcakes a few years ago, but have never made them for my boys. As a thank you for all their help (and because I love them so much), I thought they deserved a special treat. So aprons at the ready and fingers crossed here I go ... 🍦🤞
We had a horrible time this summer with sawflies ... they really went to town on our gooseberries. Not wanting to use harsh chemicals in the garden, we spent many hours picking them off by hand. If anyone has tips or tricks for organically dealing with them, I’d love to hear ... want to be ready for next year ... just in case they return.🐛
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