The grass is greener …

The bantams are on new ground …


It didn’t take much to move the fencing around, and there is another similar sized area we can move them onto just as easily when this grass is tired. Although it looks as if the grass where they have been has disappeared, actually I think it will grow back soon enough and be all the better for the chicken manure it’s had deposited on it! They don’t dig down the same way as the Vicarage girls, although they have cleared the previous area of weeds and I hope they are gone for good.


Of course they made a fuss … but it didn’t take more than a few seconds to find their way onto the fresh grazing. Our next problem is to find a way of preventing the greenhouse from overheating in the sun.


We cut the grass before we moved the Moppets as it was rather long … DH strimmed then mowed, so the grass was shredded into small pieces (long grass can get caught in their crops). The Vicarage girls were grateful for the trimmings … their grass has long gone. From the bottom, that’s Babs with Betsy in the middle, and I can’t quite see who the top hen is here in this picture.

While the sun was out, we made the most of it, and planted up some broad bean plants and some seed potatoes …


Spring is truly here, but I’m still not convinced the grass seed will grow, as with all this sunny weather, the nights are quite chill.


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  1. Isn’t it lovely to have an end to the rain and not only that but blue sky and sunshine too. I think the chooks and all of us too, are enjoying this welcome change. I am impressed with your grass.


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