07 July 2010 16:29:57
THE BORROWED HEN AND MY NEW CHICKS
i have been taking a break from the garden the week or so, i dont know is it the weather or just me but the energy levels have been very low but i hope the work will be done at the weekend(WEATHER PERMITTING)it has very changeable lately.
The big surprise has been when a lady that i chat with at the school surprised me with 6 little chicks on monday morning, she also gave me a hen on loan untill the baby chicks have matured. i was so happy as i had said for along time i would love hens. We have been busy planning the chick run which is now under construction by my dear hubby.
I have also been harvesting my first and second earlies, the british queens are flowery, the sharpes not flowery, would def plant more british queens for next year. i have also harvested some broccoli for the rabbits. I sowed some spring cabbage and some carrots in the tunnel the other day, gave up trying to sow carrots outside because no matter what i do the dogs pull up the netting and dig the carrots so i decided to try it in the tunnel where i can control their entry.
hopefully i will get the front garden done and finished well a good part of it anyway.
if anyone has any ideas about keeping mice away from the oats i have bought for the chicks i will be greatfull