Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Just another day in the pen - and a bit of a fright

Eggs - Total to date: 140 - Day 65

KoKKo 48(86grms) 29.11.2005 Personal best
Adelaide 46 (76grms) 12.12 2005 Personal best
Ginger 46 (78grms) 14.12.2005 Personal best

See what I mean about not being camera shy! I bent down to take a photo of them eating, and KoKKo and Adelaide came running over and were so close and jostling to be the 'star' of the photograph that I thought they would grab the camera off me and make a run for it. Ginger is like me camera shy!

Whilst out there some seagulls came flying over - high in the sky and squarking. The girls basic instinct took over, (their predators used to be eagles and hawks). They closed ranks, stood motionless, and concentrated their full attention at the sky; heads cocked listening intently, and quietly discussing what it was that was up there making all the noise, ready to make a dash for cover into their run. After deciding that nothing was going to swoop down and carry them off, they returned to the serious matter of eating.

What was that! Gave me a bit of a scare that did, great great grandma warned me of what could happen if you don't check to see what is overhead. Could be that the sky was falling in!

I don't know why you panic, they wounldn't come near us with old mother hen in the pen. By the way, I forgot to ask when I got up this morning, 'Does my bum look big in this?'

Changing the subject - you will remember the other day that I spent ages sorting out all my seeds and making spreadsheets of the vegetables; varieties, sowing times, best before date, seed supplier, and number of seeds if the packet was open. Well this is the result.

I used the cut off backs of Christmas cards for the index cards, and I wrote on each card what was in each section. (If I knew at the time that I was going to post it on here, I would of course done it in my Sunday best writing!)

I did the same for my flower seeds. It was an interesting exercise tracking down all the packets that I found here and there, and I was staggered to find that I had 70+ viable packets of vegetable seeds! Would you like to see a list? I will see if I can download a spreadsheet to here. There are still some seeds I need too, like leeks, spring onions, pumpkins, purple sprouting broccoli (I know if I hadn't have sown the whole packet of seeds last year and given so many seedlings away, I wouldn't need to buy more seed!

I will publish this and see if I can put the list on another page.


  1. That top shot is brilliant!

  2. I had nothing to do with it but snap - the girls really did walk right up to the camera and I thought they would peck the lense. They love glass, mirrors, cd's - they peck all of them for fun so I guess they could see the glass and came to investigate.


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