In the diary …

We think we have a date for some arrivals … but I’m not counting my chickens before they actually get here so I’ll keep that info to myself for now.

At least I have a timescale for our preparations. The woodchip is ordered – our contact was so helpful … we asked for fresh woodchip and he was able to tell us exactly when he would be doing a job on trees (rather than hedges/bushes) and would have some ash chips available. We’ve timetabled in a visit to the farm store for feed and B&Q for some slabs to finish edging the run. We know we need to spend some time in the garage, moving things around a bit so as to be more accessible. There will also be time for the grass seed to germinate (if it’s going to, that is), and for us to get on with tidying around the rest of the garden so it doesn’t feel as if we’re working on a bomb site.

It’s all coming together nicely – but I am still impatient. I need hens. Every time I put some peelings or seeds in the compost I miss them. Every time I have to use a shop bought (so-called) free range egg and that pale yolk peeps out at me, I long for a home grown egg that has some colour to it. Mind you, in the future our eggs might be rather smaller than we are used to …

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  1. I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait for your brand new flock to arrive.


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