Saturday, April 08, 2006

Sunshine, Walkabout, and Rainbows - Perfect

Norfolk Lasses Eggs Total to Date: 361 Day:157

KoKKo 120 Personal best egg weight 86grms 29.11.2005
Adelaide 121 Personal best egg weight 80grms 26.02.2006
Ginger 120 Personal best egg weight 80grms 27.03.2006

London Ladies Bantam Eggs Total to date: 39 Day:25

Dilly 14 Personal best egg weight 36grm 27.03.2006
Freckles 14 Personal best egg weight 37grms 28.03.2006
Pumpkin 11 Personal best egg weight 35 grms 01.04.06

Well I have had a great day. The sun came out and I spent most of the day outside. I have sowed lots and lots of seeds – I haven’t made a list yet of all of them, but will do when I get time – probably tomorrow as we are due lousy weather.

This afternoon I put together the fencing and set it up in far end of the garden. 25 metres. It was such a sunny afternoon that I got the chickens out and let them run around in it all afternoon whilst Pat was at bowls.

Of course I wasted lots of time watching them, and they really did enjoy themselves. Curiously enough, even though that had all that space to run around in, they spent most of their time along the perimeter. They seem to do that wherever they are once they have finished scratching about.

My daughter in law MSN’d me with a photograph that she took this afternoon – it was snowing in Newcastle – and sunny here! What a difference 250 miles make! By this time next month they will be back down south – in the warm again!

Too eggs from the Norfolk Lasses, Ginger and Adelaide, and two from the London Girls, Pumplkin and Dilly, Freckles had a day off but wasn't any quieter – they seem to match each other egg for egg these days.

Tonight just before it got dark, when we had heavy rain, a rainbow appeared outside the back. I was too close to it to get the whole arc all in one go, and got wet standing outside taking the photo and it never looks at beautiful on camera as it does in real life.


  1. The chickens look very happy in the yard. just think what a time they will have when grass hoppers come by. the rainbow was nice. I had been dropping by all day and no Lottie, I knew you were having fun. I haven't got any thing to do out side.all cought up. want to plant seeds but I know it is to early. think wednesday when i go to town will look for more onion sets. have a good evening.

  2. Hi Patsy

    It doesn't sound like I have done much - sowing seeds, but it took hours, also doing the lunch, and seeing to the chooks, and getting side tracked with other things. They time just flew by. I didn't come in until rain forced me too and that was at 6pm just as Pat came home. Then it was sorting tea , etc. Not enough hours in the day.

    I tend to update my blog in the evening or late afternoon when the weather is good, as I spend the time outside up the allotment or garden or whatever to make the most of it. We are indoors for long enough in the winter months so have to make the most of the daylight hours in the other months.

    Like you I really want to sow seeds outside but the soil is too cold.

  3. I lost my breath while laughing about the little patsy taco bell bobble head doll on your friends page. i lost it again looking at the rainbow on yours. nice shot.


  4. Lovely rainbow!!


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