Eggs - Total to date: 264 - Day 117
KoKKo 88 (86grms) 29.11.2005 Personal best weight
Adelaide 88 (80grms) 26.02.2006 *New Personal best weight*
Ginger 88 (78grms) 22.2.2006 Personal best weight
Eighty eight eggs each - I can't believe it! So many in such a short space of time.
Boy oh boy oh boy was it cold this morning.- it still is – but at least the sun came out.
The ground was frozen solid – hard as rock – the girls didn’t seem to mind though – as usual. They are still scratching around in the wood chips and a blackbird is sitting on the pergola watching them. If he thinks that he is in with a chance of a morsel he is mistaken.
We went into town early-ish this morning to get some things for the garden – trying to grab a bargain before they were sold out. I managed to get most of what I wanted. Two cold frames – they called them mini greenhouses but you would have to be 18 inches tall for it to be so. I got a couple of hats to keep the rain off – Pat laughed when I modelled them – and so did quite a few customers – well, its good to bring a smile to some of the stern winter faces isn’t it? I got two as I need one up the allotment – and tools etc always seem to be in the place that I am not when I want them. I.e. here when I need them up the lottie and there when I need something when I am gardening! I bought a couple of those polythene cloches – which will probably drive me demented trying to assemble them, a new fork and a new rake. It will be a real treat to use something brand new never been used before, and not rusted up or rotted or held together with gutta tape! I shall christen them both just as soon as the soil is soft enough to dig! Pat was off getting other things whilst I was browsing the gardening bargains for the day. He bought some fresh fruit and 10 bars of plain continental chocolate – our 4 squares a day – essential for a good heart! Mine sure feels good whilst I tuck in every night to them – so it must be working.
Talking of tucking in – here is what I had for lunch. It is our Thursday treat of eggs and wedges, and I decided to have a smiley face. Pat wanted a slice of organic bacon, so it has turned out more of a grimace with smudged lipstick.
The eggs are from KoKKo and Adelaide, the potatoes are Cara – my home grown – thanks Cara for giving up your life and your skin to make my wedges, and the organic pig was called Smokey – at least I think that was his name as it said ‘Smokey Bacon’ on the label!!!
It was really tasty - despite how I made it look!
I nominated today ‘Smiley Day’ some of us have been in the ‘glums’ now and again lately – weather and health giving us a touch of the blues.
Now that it is March though and spring should be on the way (sooner rather than later hopefully) I decided to buy a couple of bunches of tulips - those lovely bright droopy sort which I just love.
I scrunched up some chicken wire and put it into this very old vase I had, cut some conifer from the hedge and just placed them in it to flop about. I took this photo, then moved them to the low oval coffee table in front of the patio door where the sun is shining on them - and they are lighting up the room.
Pat just came in with a choc ice for me - and remarked how beautiful they look - for a man to notice such things they must be looking good!
The chooks have just had left over pancake from last night – just a wee bit and some ripened pears and are tucking into come broccoli leaves that I have just ripped off the stems and put into their cabbage cage. I have chopped up tiny little bits of bacon fat to give them just before roosting time – they’ll love that.
Three eggs again today – all lovely and brown, there is hardly any difference in their colours lately.
Our snow has thawed and gone now – I hope those of you that still have it are snuggled up nice and warm.
A short while ago, the opening bars from a Glenn Miller song (from my door bell) announced there was someone at my door. Another reason to smile. A book for Pat and another for me - which I ordered ages ago. Pat's is about West Ham - the football team he supports and mine is - yes a cookery book. The River Cottage Family Cookery book. I got it for a fraction of the price it was a Christmas - so I shall be trying out some recipes and letting you know how they turned out! Off to sit in the conservatory for a read.
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