6. Labour has several meanings: such as when you ask your Mother-in-law to come and stay for labour…in reality the byre is a working progress and the Crofter really needs another pair of hands. 7. The brush cutter is not an easy implement to use once you start feeling the effects of all those bacon rolls for 6 months. 8. ‘Nesting’ is for the chickens. During the latter stages, when you are not in your ‘paid work’, you are able to complete jobs that have been on your to-do list since the house was built 3 years ago. You are … Continue reading Crofting Wifie’s guide to pregnant poaching (points 6-10).
1. Eat bacon rolls, no one bats an eyelid when you put a bit of flab on. 2. Don’t tell anyone until after you have sheared the sheep and baled the hay field. People like to stop you having fun. 3. The advise of no ‘heavy’ lifting is subjective. Reasoning goes: 20kg chicken food bags on the shoulder was the norm, therefore reduce this to just transferring the sacks rather than carrying. 3. A 6.5×55 (aka the deer rifle) is not heavy – you just have to remember what weight you are shooting if successful and the length of your … Continue reading Crofting Wifie’s 5 point guide to being a pregnant poacher:
Dear Sled makers, It would be most kind if you could look at making some slight tweaks to your design. These include: Cattle energy buckets are wider than most children. However, adults also use sleds so don’t think that this change will only suit pregnant poachers taking nuts to their cows. The length of the sled would be good to be about 2 inches longer so the small bale for the calf creep wouldn’t fall out so much. Otherwise I am most thankful for the cheap and cheerful sled. Kind regards. The Crofting Wifie P.S. Dear Calf Creep feeder builder, … Continue reading Dear Sled makers,