|Laura is quickly adopted by Towser.|
|Mowing round the pond.|
|I am always impressed when a Help-X volunteer turns up|
with some decent, 'stout' boots.
|Pulling nettles (ortie) helped by various poultry.|
|Enough rhubarb to keep you going there,|
|We found our first Guinea Fowl egg.|
|Always a risk but worth it for the grazing done to the orchard|
grass. Sheep damage to the bark of a young Bramley tree.
|Genevieve and Jezebel|
|We almost certainly saved this little mite's life when she fell out|
of a nest-tray and could not get back in to Mum's nest.
|Happy first breakfast|
Yesterday, we came round to hatch-day for the hen which had gone broody in the spare cat-basket in our Tígín. Right on schedule, we could tell that she had at least one baby hatched - loud cheeping was coming from under her skirts. She is a first time Mum and this nearly went horribly wrong. Early in the brooding she had kept losing eggs out from under her, so I'd slid a garden-type seed-tray in there to make more of a compact 'bowl' for her nest. All good so far.
|This is how you do it, baby.|
|Some first asparagus.|