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the first day of the year the sun is coming over the fence is hitting the whole of the 2 raised beds. nice. it also means my rockery/cold frame covered with old double glazing frames is getting some heat - must post a pic of that sometime. overwintering spinach starting again nicely. quite a few weeds starting so maybe the time for planting out is close. pity my rosemary has suffered this winter. lots of brown branches. i've taken 4 cuttings to try and save it and cut out all the dead stuff from
After the dreary weather we've been having of late, it was so good to wake up to the sunshine this morning. I shot down the garden and gave the girls a good old clean out after their sterling laying efforts yesterday - more of the same today, I hope.
Then as the weather was so nice, I did some tidying in the garden (the girls have been out loose, so have trashed it somewhat).
Then I dug over the patch where my potatoes will go, and whizzed off to the garden centre
Well - I went to shut the girls up last night, had a look in the nest, and there were four eggs in there! A full house of eggs for the first time ever - and there wasn't even an Aggie special - no soft bits on any of them.
May the baking commence...
last year all our beetroots only formed tiny "globes" - does anyone think this could be caused by "over manuring" the soil in the Spring? anyone have any other possible reasons, please?
Today's count. Chickens - 4, eggs - 2, Rats - 0 (well, no blue food's been taken for a while)
Officially bored of winter now, and looking forward to some lazy light nights pottering around in the garden and drinking wine on the patio. Of course, as soon as the sun does finally show its sorry face, everything will look filthy and neglected, and it'll be a mad dash to spruce everything up again.
Been down to look at the veg, and what a sorry sight... the PSB
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