There’s a lot to do on the smallholding. When the campsite is open we get help collecting the eggs and feeding the animals from all the children (and sometimes the adults) who stay on the site, but in the winter it is left to just James and me to do these chores.
Luckily over the Christmas holidays Holly was here to help with egg collection and alpaca feeding.
And then we went to collect the eggs from the smallholding – not easy work in the cold and the wind.
When collecting eggs it is always important to remember that sometimes the chickens are naughty and they lay in unexpected places such as the hay in the alpacas’ shelter.
And then we gave the alpacas and hens some food.