With only four people on the island it's very quiet compared to when we came for interview and there was 14 of us! Sam is on duty which means a little lie in fo us! Had porridge for breakfast with an overdose of sugar and then we had to fill up the water tanks using the grey water (for animals feed, flushing toilets etc). There is a massive hose to use (think fire man Sam) but not so efficient as the pump doesn't have enough power to push kinks out! It's freezing out today's and the northly wind is definitely biting! Brrr! I have two fleeces on and my montane is out!
One we have filled the water tank we have had to fill the water carriers to top up the sheeps water! The water they had was a little yucky from the sun so we had clean the bath first! The rams are quiet daring and will approach you the girls however are quite skittish!
After this we went to get tools from the shed to work in the wildlife garden! There is a whole hedge to be blasted there is dog rose and blackthorn going in, but first is the prep of the beds and the garden had obviously been negelected and overrun with stinging nettles (urtica dioca) and arum (........). Who knew the roots in stinging nettles were so ginormous sheesh! Thanks dad for the plenty of practice last week! I also found a strange carrot! The mad thing is someone thought it would be a good Idea to create a rockery in the garden which means there are massive stones everywhere! slow but steady progress so far
For lunch we had the pasta we made yesterday that was left over! Yummy.. And got squash to warm our hands.
After lunch it was tractor training time... Yay tractor driving easy! Tractor with tailor reversing difficult! But I did manage to get it back into the barn! Only had about 200 corrections but it got in at the end! I didn't kill any sheep including wonky who insisted in getting in the way! If your wondering who wonky is he is the islands main man, or the hand reared sheep who isn't part of the sheep gang and is more like a pet dog than a sheep!
Sam's cooking chicken and mushroom pie tonight yum yum! He did mention the whole packet of butter has gone into the pastry! Which means any hope of toning the abs is out of the window... Apparently they eat like kings on he island! We'll see....