Monday, 14 March 2011

Comings and Goings......

Or should that be Goings and Comings.....
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On Saturday at the Smallholders Sale we sold two of Lotties little boy piglets, they went to really good homes and for more than our reserve price so we were really happy, we also sold our four little Lavender Pekin Cockerels.
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We came home with five new Laying Hens, big beautiful hybrid girls who have fitted in with our current flock wonderfully, just a few minor tussles and now harmony has resumed. So now we are up to fifty layers, Norman the Cockerel, and Caldwell and his seven wives. A total of 59 chickens, quite an expansion on this time last year.
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Then yesterday we sold direct from the farm, four of Mauds little girl piglets, lots of squealing and running around went on for that one, but they are off to a good home to be fattened over the Summer.
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So with chicken numbers up and piggy numbers down we are getting on with business as normal. Although I've been poorly since Saturday night my mind is buzzing with plans for the Kitchen Garden. The photo at the top is of my last remaining Spinach plant from last year, I had three that had survived the Winter but the chickens got to the other two before I could cover them up.
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This year I need to be more organised and methodical with my planting, and keep us fed from fresh stuff for longer throught the year, with less gaps and gluts.
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Sue xx

4 comments:

  1. Brilliant news on your sales. Good luck with your kitchen garden plans too. Sorry to hear you're not well - get well soon x

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  2. We have just purchased our seeds for the year and have been contemplating winter crops as well...a first for my hubby.

    I wish we had enough room for that many chickens, but our 8 hens are just enough for our space!

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  3. It's a maze, isn't it? All those seeds, all those permutations. Fascinating and frustrating at the same time. Simple and complex at the same time!

    I'm off to pot on some leeks!

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  4. Love your plant protector!
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Jane x

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