|Posted on 27 November, 2018 at 14:00|
After a day on the computer I was ready to get out and see the animals. With one of our lovely volunteers clearing the donkey shed and filling their hay nets meant we could spend a little more time with the ponies. After feeding alpacas and hens we managed to brush Nelson and Milly. Nelson is always reluctant to be caught but once stopped and cuddled he actually enjoys a brush. His mane needed a good detangle as had a few of those pesky burrs in knoting it up. Milly, the grandmother of the three munchkins, had a quick brush to fluff up her coat which will protect her against the weather. Good job too listening to the wind out there tonight. The fat accumulated this summer will be keeping them all warm tonight.
After making sure they all got water it was time to check the bantams in the other field and give their house a complete clean out. None of the hens are laying many eggs now as the days are shorter and colder. Not so many feathers in the house this time either as the moult has stopped. The little bantam with her two chicks is staying under the hedge and popping out for corn in the morning then back to the safety and warmth of the hedge. This morning I noticed one of the little cockerals keeping an eye on them.
After feeding them time to collect a bale of straw and head off to the pigs. Their pens are becoming quite muddy so plenty of straw required in their covered bed area so they have somewhere warm and dry to lay down.
After the rounds it was back to the office to send out a few more letters and leaflets to encourage people to donate. Also getting banner and leaflets, collecting buckets and tins ready for the Morrison Store Collection on Monday 3rd December. Where we also be selling raffle tickets.
Over this weekend it is Burnham Deepdale Christmas Market https://www.dalegatemarket.co.uk/christmas-market/" target="_blank">http://https://www.dalegatemarket.co.uk/christmas-market/ and the lovely http://www.tuppennylane.co.uk/ will have a stall selling our doggie overnight bags. Also avaiable on our webstore of course.Do go along and take a look and support Penny, Deepdale and of course our little charity.