Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Happy Days

Well the sun is shining, animals all out and happy and I'm feeling very positive today.

On my "To do" list today is cleaning out the pig house and chicken coop, although I may rope the kids into helping/doing those. I really need to sort out our cockerel problems too, we have far too many and they've started crowing from 1am and don't stop all day, not great when you're trying to sleep! At the last count we had 8 cockerels, most of which we were given as chicks, the bantams are the worst for crowing at stupid o'clock and they're also useless for anything other than ornamental reasons. So they've got to go!

Having too many cockerels means that the hens don't lay as much and we do love our free range eggs. I'll be checking the turkey house later today to see if they're laying yet too, spring is here (almost) and the clocks change soon. I've spotted some daffodils in the garden and it's making me think about starting some flower seeds off indoors. I've a big bag of mixed, saved flower seeds from last year and some new seeds I'm hoping to try here. Admittedly there's not much structure to my flower garden but I do love to see a wide variety and mixed up so it looks more natural. Straight lines and borders aren't what I'm aiming for.

Order in the vegetable patch and complete chaos in the flower garden with a few pots thrown in for good measure! Have you started planning your garden yet?

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