Norfolk Lasses Eggs Total to Date: 337 Day:147
KoKKo 113 Personal best egg weight 86grms 29.11.2005
Adelaide 113 Personal best egg weight 80grms 26.02.2006
Ginger 111 Personal best egg weight 80grms 27.03.2006
London Ladies Bantam Eggs Total to date: 15 Day:16
Dilly 5 Personal best egg weight 36grm 27.03.2006
Freckles 7 Personal best egg weight 37grms 28.03.2006***
Pumpkin 3 Personal best egg weight 31 grms 27.03.06
Had a bit of a restful day today – just for a change.
First thing was the visit to physio, then whilst I was in town I got some plant labels – lots as I have lots of seed to sow, and need to prick some out. But I didn’t get around to doing that today.
Blustery day with sunshine and showers, so I popped up the allotment to pick some broccoli leaves for the chooks, and picked this romanesco head for out lunch either tomorrow or the next day.
Whilst up there just pottering – not doing anything to write about – T came past in his 4x4 and came over for a chat. Hadn’t seen him for a while, so it was nice to have a bit of chicken talk – he keeps his on the allotment up the end.
I was right about the pen of cockerels they did end up in the freezer but were a bit tough so he reckons he left them too long. He reckons a rat got 5 of his bantams – Seabrights – I wouldn’t have thought a rat could take batams, but there you go, he also thought that it had bitten a leg of one of his other chickens. He has quite a lot. They are not treated as pets like mine are – but I was very sad to hear about the banties as I had asked after them and where he got them.
The main reason that he stopped was to ask if he could come on my plot to shoot some rabbits. He has shot a lot this past week apparently – so I said that he could. I hope that he takes the corpses away – mind you they will compost o.k. right down the end next to the field in that big compost bin.
The chooks just loved the green stuff and have been eating it all afternoon on and off – anyone would think that they never get fed!
You have seen quite a few photos of KoKKo, Adelaide and Ginger tearing a broccoli 'tree' to shreds, so I thought you might like to see the banties jumping up and down to reach the bits the girls left which they had a breather!
After lunch I went out and spent a deal of time watching them, messing about in their pen, raking the wood chips so that they could have a good scratch and a dig at the damp earth underneath which kept them and me entertained for a long time – so much so I had to leave them to it!
I potted up some lavender bushes in to tubs, and as the sun was shining again, I went out and about around my gardens and took a few photos – I hope that you like them.
The daffs literally opened as I was out there over a period of an hour.
The pink and I also have red and white hellebores opened too today for the first time.
This ornamental grass is the same colour as my hair in the sunshine! And those primroses - really gladden the heart in the sunshine.
Wonderful fresh pink growth that will turn a deep shiny maroon red in the summer.
I spent a few hours typing up a blog page for the Omlet web site – announcing belatedly the arrival of the bantams and their first day – which I will follow up with their progress on the coming weeks. Just one post a week as I have so much else going on.
Only three eggs today – 1 from Freckles, KoKKo and Adelaide – but as I have a glut that was fine by me. I took a box of 4 to my physio, I try and take her some every time that I go, and she does appreciate them. She had a look at my hip, bless her, and said that it was a problem with my muscle not the joint – brilliant – so I am going to have a go up the allotment tomorrow, if it is not raining – not too much to start with. I’ll probably spread some muck and manure around before it is rotorvated, and I have to dig up the rest of the parsnips, leeks, cabbages, but I will hang on longer as I still live in hope that the purple sprouting broccoli will actually sprout. If not it will make good chicken fodder.