Month: February 2014

Langley Rounds – March 2014

Well I guess I am learning this blogging thing slowly but I really wanted Langley rounds to be a diary of the smallholding.

If I am to achieve a diary I must update the blog more regularly!

So instead of looking back I will look forward to next month with some aims / plans and see if I have met my goals at the end of March.

  1. Build new Chicken shed for egg laying flock – block work started in Feb
  2. Build Duck House – 8’x4′ base and 4′ high – to be mounted on concrete blocks in back garden
  3. Fence backgarden for Chicken and Ducks
  4. Clear barn and prepare for lambing in April – Move Ginger out to Percy and Annie goes to Farrowing pen as hopefully pregnant
  5. Get Mobile pig pen galvanised in preparation for showing season
  6. Construct cupboard in poultry shed for incubator – Due arrival of 12 Aylesbury duck eggs for incubation in first week of March.
  7. Develop Product management ┬ácomponent of Accountz program so I can print stock available for sale on the blog – Recent upgrade of our Accountz program and 2 pigs butchers last week of Feb.

Well that is a start so I will publish this and try and update it regularly throughout March.

Here we go again it is now 27th March and I haven’t blogged but I have started some of my goals for March. Here is the chicken house under construction.

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Langley Rounds – February 2014

River under pergola vine

River under pergola vine

Flooded patio

Flooded patio

Front Lawn under water

Front Lawn under water

Another bad start to the month with awful weather that has been splashed all over the national news. The above pictures demonstrate the rain water running off the hill above us and forming a river that flows around the side of the house and onto our front lawn. If we are foolish and don’t keep the path of this occasional river clear of leaves etc the water flows into our boiler house!!

The big news – our friends helped to lay some concrete on Saturday 8th so we can expand the number of chickens we keep and try and develop a sustainable meat flock.