Even Dolly is fed up with having a bad hair day every day!
Have you noticed that she has 5 toes on each foot? Pure bred Silkies do - other breeds have four toes - just a bit of useless information I thought I would share!
I like to put fresh Hemcore in the run once a month - they free range every day so are in and out at will, so it's not muddy or anything - but I just like to do it!
In between downpours I picked some rhubarb from the garden.
The 'thin' sticks in these photos are actually big and the usual size.
The others are huge jumbo sticks - the rain has done wonders for my rhubarb plants.
It's really tender and tastes so sweet - I love a dish of it cooked and cold with a thick set yoghurt and drizzled in honey - yummy!
I was always led to believe that chickens would not eat rhubarb leaves as they are poisonous to them and could make them really ill.
I keep telling them that but they have never taken any notice, and love to peck the leaves when they are young and fresh - it has never had any adverse affect on my chooks!
Here are some of my sown seeds - now plants -desperate to go into the soil, but it is still too cold and boggy up the allotment. Broad beans above - looking so healthy - I might have to find a home for them in the garden if the weather doesn't hurry up and improve.
My little onion sets
are not longer little. I had to put them in pots and in the plastic little green house as the mice were eating all my seedlings in the lean-to potting shed,
Another week - then they'll have to take their chances up in the field
My mixed salad leaves are looking cold
but just about 'holding their own'.
These are the only peas that I managed to rescue from the mice - the little blighters!
Have a good sun shiney week