The sun is shining today - which makes me so happy - especially as it is my No.2 son's birthday today and he is having a day off work. No.1 son had his birthday on Monday - another plan that didn't work out! With my family and dear beloved's family we have clusters of birthdays in May, June, and December and one in January.
Anyway - this is an early post to say that undergardener is not playing golf today, so is coming up the allotment to dig up the huge purple sprouting broccoli plants that seem concreted into the ground. He could not pull them up when he was getting the stalks for the chickens but had to break them off and that was a real job he said - so I was forbidden to touch them yesterday - and I did as I was told (I am no quite that stupid yet to do myself serious mischief on purpose LOL)
We had heavy rains as forecast so he is going to give it a go today - yippe - whilst I busy myself doing all sorts of other jobs.
I just counted up all the packets of flower seeds that I sowed yesterday (I saved the packets so that I could see what it was that I sowed). Thirty six packets - yes 36, I was too tired to count them last night! Well even though some of the packets were out of date and the germination success might be low, I should at least get some success out of all of those shouldn't I?
Patsy, whose link in to the right, has just taken delivery of her new banties - she has been patiently waiting and the day has arrived. So I am hoping that she has been out with her camera and I am off for a quick look before we go up the allotment.
Patsy is sound asleep in bed, but I am sure that she won't mind me showing you her first photos. You all know how 'nuts' I am about chickens - and these really steal my heart.
I have just had a look and she has taken delivery of 52 tiny chicks - just a few days old at most by the look of them.
Aren't they adorable - they buy them by post over there! Don't you just want to pick one up and cradle it in the palm of your hand? They all look so colourful don't they? I am really looking forward to seeing how they grow.
Have a good day everyone. I will be back later to post what I have been up to.