Using the tree posts, I half arsed together a temporary enclosure for the birds. The can range in a restricted nature rather than destroy our rhubarb, strawberries, gooseberries, fruit trees, grapes, raspberries etc. Neither our cats not the birds have worked out how to enter/escape.
So yesterdays large egg was a double yolk. Which might be nice if I was eating it, but Helen and Sam are.
Not doing so well.
Cherry doing much better than expected
Peach not so well
Victoria plum is starting to get going. Only its 4th year…
Braeburn very well
Granny smith is beating all the rest
Comfrey very well in both parts of the garden. Need to make more comfrey tea.
It was only going to be a matter of time until the first eggs started to appear! Like buses obviously.
I was working away from home, so Helen had a fry up for dinner.
Today I clipped the right wing of all our chickens. This was not symbolic.
Jalfrezi quite liked her comb being stroked
I also built an axe target stand
And let the chickens out to roam a bit
And fed them some grapes by hand
Who’s the prettiest chicken of them all?
Yes yet again we have gooseberry sawfly.
We have some natural defenders – Piri Piri has stepped up to the challenge!
Took a walk with Sam today to see the bluebells.
And to play chase chase (Sam’s current favourite game) and play pooh sticks in the stream. I won. Sam didn’t seem bothered.
What’s that? Chickens?
We have Jalfrezi, Korma and Piri Piri
They’re very interesting
Up top and darker is Jalfrezi, below is Korma.
And Piri Piri, previously the bottom of the pecking order is now at the top!
All the girls are loving the ramp and the open area outside.
They also eat bind weed! Score!