samedi 10 juin 2017

Terrace, garden and broody hen problems

Busy for the last few days lifting the old stone patio (which after 11 years was full of weeds) and casting a new slab and foundations for a timber terrace. The timber doesn't arrive until the end of the month.

Susie's garden is looking amazing and starting to become productive - lettuce, chard, artichokes, leeks, spring onions.

Shelly our broody chicken is broody again only 8 weeks after the last period of egg sitting. We don't have room for more chickens so we've been trying in vane to stop her broodiness. Cold baths (which have worked in the past with other hens) have failed and this morning we thought we'd had success with getting her to sit on some frozen apricots! She left the nest and joined the others...but after a few hours she once more trying to sit.

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