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Posted: Tuesday 15 March, 2022

by Rosemary at 5:20pm in Smallholding 1 comment Add your own

Monday 7th March


Finally got round to sowing seeds – tomatoes, cucumber, leeks, sprouts and one variety of cabbage plus parsley and basil. And lots of sweet peas. Also set the peas on damp kitchen paper to germinate, before potting on. Planted out more shallots too.

Wednesday 9th March

A couple of mornings I’ve looked at Smokey’s breakfast hay net and thought it looked emptier than the night before. Now I know why.

GreyGrey, the hay thief.

Friday 11th March

Audrey, the black Poland bantam is laying – found three eggs in the house today.

PolandAudrey's eggs.

Saturday 12th March

I don’t know what the British Army are firing at the Buddon, but it’s a big boom and scaring our dogs. Bryn is glued to me and Gwenna is hiding in the pantry. In fact, I’m a bit anxious,, as the windows are really rattling.

GwennaGwenna's bolt hole.

The cats, of course, don’t care. Diesel is lying in a box of Lego bits. It cannot be comfortable, but there you go.

CatsThomas and Bertie ignoring the booms.

DieselDiesel in his Lego bed.

Sunday 13th March

More booms, but maybe not as bad as yesterday.

It’s all a bit quiet here – the calm before the busyness of full Spring. We get our meat chicks on 25th March, lambing 9th to 15th April, weaner pigs will be collected on 20th April and lots to do in the garden. I’m kind of struggling with the whole Ukraine thing so trying to focus on positive stuff, but don’t always manage it.

Comments

Ben

Wednesday 16 March, 2022 at 10:29am

Love this blog. Hope you are doing ok!! Can't wait for more farm updates when we get in to the full flow of spring!

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