Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Caldwell and Alice before she started sitting on her nest.
Well...the big news is.....any day now Caldwell and Alice are about to be parents..... of their very own little brood of chicks.
She has been sitting patiently for over two weeks, nurturing her eggs and being a very good expectant Mum. She has evicted 3 of the eggs, which I tentatively cracked open to see why. They had never developed into chicks, now how she could know this I have no idea, but she was right each time. This week I guess she is 'talking' to them and getting no response from some, so I understand this weeks eviction, but at the start of last week there wouldn't have been enough development....amazing! Caldwell is being a devoted husband, checking on her whenever I go near, he even took her some leaves to eat the other day, something I had no idea a cockerel would do.
Hopefully they will hatch before we go on holiday.....I'll let you know.
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Well here we are back in business. When the Farmers Market closed last year, it was sorely missed, so after much hard work on the part on many people it's back to business for the merry band of farmers, growers and producers that stock this wonderful little market.
My favourite - a selection of whites.
Next we have Caroline's Homemade, yes yet another Caroline, but this time with the most delectable array of home produced jams, chutneys and marmalade. She also has the most local of honey, with the bees buzzing around in fields just outside the village.