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The current egg production

Egg production has gone down a bit as first Rusty started moulting and now Cinnamon appears to be moulting. This has left Freckles, Apricot and Dandelion still laying at the moment. Here are the last four day’s eggs. From left … Continue reading

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Our tomato plants

We planted three tomato plants in our veg plot. Two are types that we have tried before and one is a new one. We thought we would take a chance on this intriguing tomato plant. It’s called tomato gigantine and … Continue reading

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An update on the moult

Emerald and Speckles have been moulting for a couple of months and are now looking almost back to normal. Seramas are supposed to moult a few feathers at a time all year round but Rusty is now moulting more heavily. … Continue reading

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After the storm

We had a huge storm last night. Thunder and lightening and torrential rain. I tried to take some photos but they didn’t come out. We lost all signal on the television. It raged on into the night keeping us awake. … Continue reading

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Speckles, the mother hen

Since Emerald and Speckles have become the only, bigger girls, amongst five little girls, Speckles has taken on the role of mother hen. She is often sat in the run surrounded by all the little girls with Emerald sat a … Continue reading

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Some mash, size comparisons and friendships

I wanted to get Freckles and Cinnamon in the same shot to show how different in size they are. They are the least of friends among the flock though, so I decided a couple of dishes of mash would help … Continue reading

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Serama feet

I recently did a post about how big Cinnamon’s feet are for her small size compared to the bigger girl’s feet. I put out this photo. I said that I would do a follow up post comparing Cinnamon’s feet to … Continue reading

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The garden is amazing

I love the way our garden has evolved over the eleven years we have been here. It started out as mainly lawn and we gradually removed the lawn and planted every square inch. We wanted it to be as low … Continue reading

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Speckles head feathers

Since we first got Speckles she has always had some little feathers on her head that stuck out. When she first moulted, while with us, we wondered if she would lose them but they are a feature of hers and … Continue reading

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Fine tuning the last arch

We weren’t completely happy with the last arch (in a set of four arches we recently put up to hold our climbing plants) but at the time we decided to live with it for a while and come back to … Continue reading

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