I love gardening best at this time of the year. There’s less growing that I hate disturbing. It’s not too hot. I like to be warm, sure, but not overheated. There’s just something about autumn that I love so look forward to seeing some more progress soon!
Two weeks missed on updates because of absence but I can assure you the garden kept on growing while this blog waited patiently!
We’re all back from holiday now. Still in the slightly unusual pattern of summer holidays with Robin off school, but our main absence for the year has been achieved. While we were in the sun in Dorset our housesitters firstly baked in a heatwave and then suffered a whole week of torrential rain. The rain was good for the garden.
A very cold weather snap is due in the UK over the next few days.
This is probably because I declared we didn’t need an extreme weather kit for our chicken coop until next winter.
Sorry, everyone, clearly my fault. In a desperate attempt to win back some sunny weather, I’ve ordered the extreme weather gear.
One week later…
It’s been one week since our chickens arrived in our newly constructed chicken zone.
In just one week
- we learned not to mix treat food with layers pellets as they dig out the pellets messily to eat the treat food
- remembered to put grit out for them
- marvelled at how well they have settled in
- introduced one of our two dogs very carefully
- been delighted to see the chickens every single day
- Robin now gets ready for school in less than 5 minutes in order to rush outside and open the pophole every day (this is nothing less than extraordinary)
- collected no less than 9 eggs!
- eaten the most delicious omelette
- named all our chickens
So our chicken plans have actually happened!
We are all tremendously excited and so are many of our friends. Continue reading “Chicken arrival!”