Thursday, 28 February 2008

Sunny gardening weather ... and a giant egg!

How lovely to get out in the garden again! Cool but sunny and dry, just the right weather for planting some seeds and cleaning out the hen house. Matthew helped. We planted parsnips, carrots, tomatos and salad leaves. And we noticed that the cauliflower and french beans we planted in the greenhouse last month are sprouting!

As soon as I started on the cube, the girls wanted to be let out, and they kept on chuntering at me until I gave in. They had a lovely time digging and dustbathing. Two of them even managed to break into the veg garden. So they had to go back in then. They then spent the next hour or so just dozing in their run. Here is Florrie trying to hide, but her bum's too big.
That earthquake certainly scared me, but look what it did to poor Little Bo! She laid this whopping 89g egg! Here it is next to Florries normal contribution - the equivalent of a supermarket 'large' egg.

Matthew had it for his tea - a yummy fried double yolker!

Friday, 15 February 2008

Racing Chickens

OK, so I'm not very good at keeping this blog lark up to date! But here, hopefully, is a video of how to tame chickens: