Whilst getting ready to load my car and go up the allotment
I thought you might like to see the early morning rituals of my 'girls'
This flower pot outside my back door was filled to the brim with Forget me Nots
Once the flowers died back, the chickens ate the seeds then
decided, if they kicked out the dead plants, that it would make
the perfect dust bath. So first thing each morning it is a rush to
see who gets first go at the bath! It is so funny to see them pile on
top of each other, shoving and pushing for 'pole' position, throwing dusty
potting compost all over their backs, wings, rolling on their side to dust
their tummies and under their wings! All five of them have a go!
Almost two hours of picking strawberries
Eat one, pick three
How could I resist!
But somehow I managed to resist quite a few in fact 12lbs today!
I also picked 17lbs of gooseberries the other day too, and half a pound from my garden yesterday,
I got distracted by a huge Hercules Bomber doing what seemed to be a slow fly past just for me and Mr Lottie
By the time I dashed to my car to get my camera
It was on its way over the village towards a mystery destination.
It flew over the Mall on the Queens birthday together with lots of other planes
including the famous Red Arrows absolutely awesome
Meanwhile whilst I was picking stawberries, red currants, and a few stalks of rhubarb
my darling Mr Lottie did what he does best - dug up the remaining weeds.
Another few hours well spent.
Home again to a lunch of home grown salads, and chicken grown for me by my farmer friend, some new home grown potatoes too!
Makes all the hard work worth while!
I bagged up the strawberries and popped them in the freezer.
Made a strawberry, gooseberry, redcurrant, blackcurrant, rhubarb crumble for Sunday lunch
and flopped down for the rest of the day!
Thank your for visiting
Oh - I forgot to add that I made another 4lbs of strawberry jam too!