Author Archives: Carol

Climbing rose

Every year at this time our climbing rose looks spectacular. I know I photograph this rose every year but I can’t help it. It is so beautiful.

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Sugar is in broody jail

Sugar has now been broody for two weeks. Because I know that she will easily carry on for a month or more I have decided that it is time to break her out of it. With five girls laying it … Continue reading

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Different ages in the flock

We now have quite an age range in our flock. Flame is six years old and is showing her age. She is laying an average of three eggs a week and looks amazing but she spends a lot of time … Continue reading

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Dot has laid her first egg with us

Yesterday was our first, five egg day, of the year. It was also Dot’s first whole day with us and she laid her first egg with us. Sugar is now broody again after laying eight eggs in eleven days, her … Continue reading

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We have a new girl

I missed Spot in our flock so much and I started wondering if the breeder would be able to spare me another hamburg. I called her a few days ago and told her about Spot. I asked if she could … Continue reading

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Spot

We got Spot at the end of last September when she was five months old. I had waited for two summers to get her because during both those summers the breeder had ended up with ninety percent cockerels and I … Continue reading

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Spot’s gone

I am still in shock that we lost Spot yesterday. It was so sudden. She had been dust bathing, running around, rushing to the treats and seemed her usual self. I went up to the girls late afternoon and Spot … Continue reading

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Flame and Sugar are laying again

Yesterday Flame laid her first egg since her broody spell. Today Sugar laid her first egg since her broody spell and Flame laid her second egg. It’s two weeks since both these girls came out of their broody spell. I … Continue reading

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Ever changing eggs

Spangle’s egg today was much more the shape that her eggs used to be. I think she has got over her blip at the start of laying and is now back to normal. Spangle’s latest egg is on the left … Continue reading

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Egg comparisons

Storm laid her second egg two days after her first egg. It was very slightly bigger. Spangle has now laid three eggs each a week apart. Her egg today was the same small size and darker colour as her last … Continue reading

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