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Speckles, our oldest girl

Speckles is our oldest girl and we can tell that she is feeling her age. We have had her five years and she was at least two years old when we had her because she was moulting and had lost … Continue reading

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Flowers from the allotment

Today when my husband brought produce back from our allotment plot he also surprised me with some wild flowers from our plot. He cut the top off his plastic water bottle to transport them home in water. I transferred them … Continue reading

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Radishes

We were disappointed when our whole row of marris peer potatoes, on our garden veg plot, got blight. We dug them up and ate them as new potatoes so they weren’t wasted but didn’t give us much of a yield. … Continue reading

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There is BIG stuff at the allotment

It has been a good year, weather wise, for our first year sharing an allotment plot. Last summer was hot and dry and would have been difficult. Our own garden veg plot didn’t do at all well as we couldn’t … Continue reading

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Another broody

As Jenn is new to my blog, yesterday, I decided to try to get a photo of the whole flock for her to see. This is tricky with a couple of broody girls. I put a fish treat in several … Continue reading

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Another broody

Over the last few days I had the feeling that Marmite was going broody. She was spending much longer in the nest box and making the clucking sound. Last night I had to lift both Smoke and Marmite from the … Continue reading

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Smoke’s tactic to have an egg to sit on

Flame is happy to lay her eggs next to a little girl and if it’s a broody girl they get to sit on Flame’s eggs. Flame could lay in one of the empty nest boxes but she actually seeks out … Continue reading

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It couldn’t last

After a rare week of no broodies I knew it couldn’t last. A few days ago Vanilla started laying again and just like last time, when she was taking the role of chick to Flame, it was twenty one days … Continue reading

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A wealth of runner beans

We have been bringing produce home from the allotment most days. At the moment though the most prolific produce is runner beans. Every visit we bring home this many runner beans and that still leaves loads more to be picked … Continue reading

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Marmite and some yogurt

I gave the girls some yogurt as a treat yesterday. I wasn’t going to post about it as I have already done a yogurt post this summer but Marmite looked such a state that I couldn’t resist. Marmite looks as … Continue reading

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