Saturday, 9 April 2016

Time to move

Remember the chicks we hatched 7 weeks ago? Well they are ready to move outside now. We have had them off the heat lamp during the day for a couple of days and then we switched it off over night too. So Saturday night saw us move them in to their newly penned off area in Chickenville. This morning I opened their coop and they all had a peek outside and decided to stay indoors for a few hours. Eventually, they plucked up enough courage to venture out of the coop and soon were coming and going although they wanted to spend most of their time inside still.
The rescue girls are doing well. Every day sees them venturing further,  developing a  personality and gaining in confidence. One of them, Miss Marple, is as bold as brass. She comes over and feeds from out hands and pecks away at our boots without even flinching when we move.
Steven's been working super hard taking the latest lot of trees down from the copse. The wood pile is building up nicely and combined with the coal we have bought, should see us nice and snug through winter 2016.
This weekend we haven't had much time to ourselves but the time we did have was well spent in the vegetable plot. The strawberry plot is coming on nicely. These may look quite close together but they are measured out at the recommended distance and if we need to, we can thin them out. The broad beans and peas that I sowed a few weeks back are finally started to look like real plants growing through. I have some in the greenhouse which are a few weeks ahead of them and look fabulous.
This coming week will see us both at work as usual and the forecast is dire from Tuesday so hopefully we can make the most of tomorrow evening. Although the kids are back to school so they will probably be tired tomorrow night.
Grocery wise we should have enough in to see us through to pay day on 25th as per the plan.
One thing I would really like to concentrate on this week is taking in lunches to work again as I have got out of the habit of it.

6 comments:

  1. Its all looking good, I still havent got my strawberries in might get it done this week :-)

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    1. We need some more to satisfy my ocd that this patch seems to have brought out in me!

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  2. Glad that all is going well and that the hens are enjoying their new outside lives! xx

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    1. Thank you. They still don't know to get out of the rain so after they got soaked today I have given them some more bedding to keep them snug tonight. Xx

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  3. The chicks look so cute and your strawberry patch is so neat. I have mine in a raised trough, less vermin and I can net it easily.

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    1. Great idea. I need to net these asap especially to keep the cats off as they seem to be pooing everywhere they shouldn't.

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