Monday, November 29, 2010

The Chicks are Growing Up

Gertrude and Olive are now living in the elements (and my bathroom is the better for it).  We've got them in a run, inside the run, so as to allow them to get to know their new family.  Caramel, who is the chicken at the bottom of the pecking order, is delighted to have someone else to boss around.  So she paces the cage, waiting to get in and make her presence felt.  The chicks are clever enough to give her a wide berth.  Here is a pic of Gertrude, who is clearly not a Brown Leghorn as advertised, but who is growing into a big, healthy White Leghorn.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Things get productive

As its coming to the end of spring and we've had plenty of rain, the garden is really turning it on and every day there's something else to pick.  Many of these are a first for me such blueberries, rasberries and some of the fruit trees, so please forgive my enthusiasm.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Chick's Day Out

The chicks, Gertrude and Olive, are now old enough to go outside for a while and experience the wonders of the world.  We also wanted to introduce them to their new chicken family.  So we borrowed a cage from a friend and took them on an outing into the garden.  At first, the chickens were fascinated but after five minutes, they wondered off to other chicken business and left the chicks to it.  We were also giving the chicks their first taste of greens, so they were busy exploring that culinary world and didn't seem too concerned about the feathery giants on the other side of the fence.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

After the rain

I was overseas for a week and it poured with rain whilst I was away.  The garden made the most of it and was almost unrecognisable when I came back.  Have a look