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Kevin Woodward
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Smallholder with llamas, pygmy goats and chickens
Smallholder with llamas, pygmy goats and chickens

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I've been pruning my apple trees!
Oh yes, I've been pruning my apple trees. I have 9 apple trees in my orchard, and a small tree in each of my chicken runs, plus two new crab apple trees in my vegetable plot. I inherited 6 small trees, grown on dwarf stock, and these trees need pruning ever...

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We are getting pigs!
We are getting pigs! We have just ordered 3 piglets which will be ready to collect in the middle of March. We have ordered gilts (females) which will be easier to keep and unlike boars will not taint if I keep them for too long! The idea will be to have thr...

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Feeling frustrated!
Every now and then I get frustrated, and today my frustration is all around the poor broadband speeds we get here in the sticks. I live a good distance from the exchange and at best get around 1.5Mbs which I know can be good, but the average speed that I se...

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I moved the chooks!
I moved the chooks last night - last week I bought a 6m long polytunnel off eBay for about £100 - and I put it up on Wednesday just gone, fixed it on Friday after it being blown around on Thursday night, anchored it to the ground and cable tied the cover on...

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My chooks are still locked up!
My chooks are still locked up - DEFRA has extended the lockdown period until 28th February! My chooks are struggling, so at the weekend I bought a new polytunnel - 6m * 3m - and today erected it over their coop. They are not in their coop, they are locked i...

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Travelling!
A couple of days away to start this week. My sister sadly lost her husband last year to cancer, a chap just a little older than me, and a really lovely bloke - one that you could spend plenty of time with and never really notice how long you were with them....

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We are eating & drinking leftovers
We didn't really over buy this Christmas, but when you make meals we always freeze any leftovers as they make a quick & easy meal at some point, and we have reached that some point! We have a chicken casserole for dinner tonight, just add a few fresh mushro...

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It's back to work!
Yes, it's back to work today! The last official day at work was on 22nd December 2016, and today is teh first day back after a long winters break. Or is it? When you work for yourself, you check emails every day, even on Christmas Day, or at least I do! The...

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It's just us - again!
Whilst it is great to have house guests, it is sometimes even better when they go home! It's just us - again! We have had a house guest or two, or 3 since 18th December, and finally it is just us again! We had our 10 year old grandkid come and stay on 18th ...
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