Running out of title ideas haha. Anyway. I’ve just done the birds, it’s the afternoon time and I’ve come to sit down on a rock at what J calls his quarry, it’s at the side of the field. It’s beautiful at the moment, sunny, warm, the kids are playing up near the chickens, so I’ve got a moment.
These are my current views:
It’s nice isn’t it?
The ducks are just about living in a swamp now, I’ve just text Chris and said one day I’ll go in and never be seen again because I’ll have been enveloped by mud. They seem to like it though. And thankfully, they’ve started laying inside their house. They were just dropping eggs in the mud before. So I’m thankful both from a mud perspective and because crows and magpies have been nicking the eggs and they don’t seem to when they’re laid in the kennel.
I’m thinking whilst I’m sat here, phone in hand, thinking what’s new! Not loads. Chris is working 6 days a week now, so I’m here with the kids most of those days. I’ve planted some perpetual spinach in the poly tunnel and we still have tomatoes that are still reddening. There’s peppers too, but no sign yet of them changing colour. I’m hoping they will but I can still use them if they’re green. There’s loads of sprouts and some beetroot that are almost up to size. I do love planting, it has to be said. The front garden is still flowering, the rudbeckia anyway, and a few others, needs tidying, but I don’t get much time for that at the mo. I’ve had to gain a new perspective on weeds this year and had to accept I can’t get rid of them all!
The turkeys are doing nicely, still have 6, they’re nice and healthy, and seem happy enough. I moved their electric fence yesterday to new grazing, so they had a bit of time out on the field. It was hilarious, the kids were out too and J helped me herd them back in. They’re quite easy to herd really.
I’ve put a new little house in for the quail:
The quail have stopped laying at the moment, which is fair enough. They’ve laid a lot of eggs this year. And it has to be said that they are a bit faffy (the eggs). One was sitting on eggs but she abandoned them.
I’m thinking of maybe doing broiler chickens next year, but we’ll see. We still have a lot of chicken and duck eggs. Chris is gradually sorting a stand to put excess eggs on with an honesty box. He’s welding one up I mean, when I say sorting.
We were blackberrying in the above. I did make some jam, but I must’ve boiled it for too long as it was rock hard when it was set! I might try again with it.
The house still needs quite a bit doing, (inside) but I think I’ve just got to come to terms with that, make the best of it and do what I can and have a bit of patience. The lack of storage does drive me mad sometimes though, it has to be said!
So I think that is it for now, goodbye peeps!