Author Archives: Carol

Wild flowers and broccoli stalks

We are still harvesting so much bounty from the allotment plots. I never expected the raspberries to produce for so long and we are all three sharers still picking them. The plot below us was dug over at the beginning … Continue reading

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Corn on the cob

We had a patch of corn on the cob on our first allotment plot and we also randomly planted six in our garden. I had visions of it growing tall enough to make it’s way above the surrounding plants. It … Continue reading

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Allotment flowers

We went to the allotment this morning to pick some produce. There is so much of everything at the moment. T and C were already picking produce and T picked a small posy for me from his allotment flower bed … Continue reading

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Allotment evolving as the year goes on

At last the tomatoes have started to ripen and they are going to be the next thing that we will be deluged with. T wanted some pretty things on our second plot and this is very pretty. We are getting … Continue reading

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Speckles dust bathing

Speckles is definitely showing her age but she is still well and happy which is so good as she is our oldest girl yet. Speckles still really enjoys a dust bath and it’s always so good to see. She is … Continue reading

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Making pickles

We have never made pickles before. We have lots of gherkins from the allotment and of course an abundance of runner beans. We decided to try pickling the gherkins and the runner beans. We googled how best to do this. … Continue reading

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Speckles

We can tell that Speckles is really feeling her age these days although I am pleased to say that she remains well. I was also pleased that while Ebony and Flame were feeling the recent heat Speckles didn’t actually didn’t … Continue reading

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Helping the girls to stay cool

We have been experiencing a heat wave this week. Ebony and Flame have been feeling the heat and were panting with beaks open. I gave the girls dishes of mash in plenty of cold water and some frozen spinach. I … Continue reading

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Allotment Plots

Both our allotment plots are growing madly at the moment. Both plots are quite different. The first plot is more functional but T wanted the second plot to be more of a relaxing space. He had seeded a large wild … Continue reading

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An update

I thought that I should do an update on Marmite in case anyone hasn’t been following the comments. It was four days ago that Marmite laid the weird shaped egg after looking miserable all morning. She then bounced back but … Continue reading

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