Wednesday 31 March 2010
Tuesday 30 March 2010
Monday 29 March 2010
Thursday 25 March 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
I also have lots of little baby beetroot seedlings appearing before my very eyes. Yummy indeed, I see lots of beetroot in our salads soon and maybe even a few jars of pickled beetroot to see us through the leaner winter months.
Of course if I got some goats I could perhaps make some cheese to go with it...........!
Tuesday 23 March 2010
At the moment I am still going through a time of decision making and change in my life, always though the priority is to stay on our path to a more simple life. Last nights decision was to simplify my Blogging and so from now on there will be only this, my main Blog. Sorry for the followers of the others, but most of you are readers of this first and foremost anyway.
Monday 22 March 2010
Sunday 21 March 2010
Friday 19 March 2010
At the moment, as we have been unable to find a nearby greengrocers (we have no 'nearby' shops) that will give us unsold and unusable fruit and veggies, so I have been buying cheap packs of the same from the a large supermarket (yes, we did have a word with the manager there, and no, they "are not allowed" to donate unsold fruit and veg to anyone "it could cause foot and mouth disease you know"!! Instead they have been told 'by head office' to throw it in the bin.
Thursday 18 March 2010
I always find the softly, softly approach best for the first couple of weeks when you have so many. Any grabbing of a passing bird creates consternation amongst the others and delays their taming."Meet me in front of the shed in 10 mins......"
If they're close enough for a stroke, such as when I'm putting them to bed then they get one and they soon learn that human hands are not just out to grab them.
It helped that Sophie called a meeting of the Speckledys yesterday and had a word!!
"Are you actually listening to me?"
"Do you speak 'dog'.....I didn't get a word of that.....Do you think I nodded in the right places?"