When we moved to Orkney we bought a small house with two acres of land. It has taken until now to fence the area to make it critter proof and we recently decided to start populating. Earlier in the week, a lovely couple in South Ronaldsay donated 4 beautiful Saxony ducks to out new smallholding.
The first new arrivals
Duckopolis - built by me!
And today, we finally finished Pig Paradise and went to collect our lovely little British Saddleback porkers from Inga and Gary of Newfield Rare Breeds in Orphir. They're currently 9 weeks old and we'll be keeping them over summer while they fatten up. They will have a short life, but it will be a very happy one digging up the field they are in!
The journey home
And now food is sprouting in the garden. Spring is definitely here at last!
All of this animal related excitement has meant that I really have neglected my jewellery making. Normal service may be resumed in a week or so :)