Wednesday 21 December 2011

Chicken news & Parsnips dug up for Christmas dinner

Here is one of our Chickens 'Maude' standing on the top of the new fence I put up to segregate them from part of our garden, I think I will have to make it taller (it's already about 3ft/90cm !) or maybe I will build some narrow planters to stop them.
I don't know about your gardens but ours is now a mud bath after all the rain we have had.

It has been a long time since I was last down the Allotment, but the rain, again, has thwarted attempts to much down there.

I have managed a hurried trip or two, over the last 3 weeks, but today the driest for a while, everything is fine, rather dormant now as temps have been in single figures for a month or more. But crops put in are surviving.

Leeks, Onions, Kale, Broccoli & Brussel Sprouts too.

I thought best go and dig up some Parsnips for Christmas dinner to go with the Carrots, Runner Beans & Potatoes harvested earlier.

As we have had some very cold days, the Parsnips will be all the more sweeter for leaving them in the ground longer.

Here you can see another one of our cheeky girls 'Peggy' also on the new fence!

As the nights and the days are much colder we have been feeding them warm mash in the morning, this is made from 'crumb' feed just mixed with warm water to a Porridge consistency, they love it and eat every last bit which is good as the 'Small Holder Range' of feeds contain all they need for good health and strong egg shells.

Thanks for reading/returning. Ian