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Elvis update

Elvis is now running with the rest of the little herd full time. He got milk up until about 10 weeks of age, as well as being supplemented with good hay and weaner pellets. He still gets weaner pellets as … Continue reading

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The night before Christmas cake

I love Christmas cake but I am also never organised enough to make it well in advance. Like the name of this one implies, this can be eaten the next day. A week or two soaking in the sherry would … Continue reading

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Planning a festival.

When we moved to Donnybrook, four years ago, we knew no-one. We both still worked away, so the only people we met were the fertiliser guy, the tractor repair man, the next door neighbour, and the post office people (thanks … Continue reading

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  This year, sadly, Butterfly’s calf didn’t make it. We think it was born dead or died shortly afterwards. Butterfly always hides her calf in the bush for a few days to a week after calving. When we saw she … Continue reading

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Garlic 101 – part 1

There are thousands of known varieties of garlic in the world. In Australia we have relatively only a few. Garlic comes in all shapes, sizes, colours and strengths and variations of flavour. Sadly, here it is widely known as only white, purple, australian, or … Continue reading

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The cows – Hotblack

Hotblack Desiato was born in July 2012. She was such a sweet, tiny little calf. Dora is her dam (mother) and Dougall her sire (father). In comparison to G-Zeus, she was up and on her feet, out munching grass with … Continue reading

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The cows – Dora

We bought Millview Dora Belle two years ago to expand out little herd of three. Dora is a lot shorter, and finer structured than the others. She’s really quite tiny, but is a ‘long legged’ dexter, not a short (I … Continue reading

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