This week I have mostly been doing this.

It’s the second guest yurt platform. It’s not quite where I wanted it to be at this stage, with people due to stay in it this time next week, and I’m a bit scared by the 38C forecast for Monday. But that’s life on this smallholding – we’re always chasing the weather for one reason or another.

Meanwhile, the pigs are getting bigger.

And so are the chicks.

We had 15 chicks born this year – a massive improvement on last year, when we ended up with one; and he ended up in a casserole.