Saturday, 14 May 2011

More chicks

Leah has successfully hatched two dear little GPO chicks - they came out on Thursday from the nest and are in a run with her on the lawn. She is an excellent mum, and does so well with her broods each year. It isn't her fault that only two of the four eggs hatched, and she will look after these two brilliantly, I'm sure.

We were at gym last night, and then again this morning, and then we came straight home, not pottering about in the shops at all. What a difference that makes to the afternoon - there really was an afternoon! I had some lunch, had a bath, did some washing, planted out beans in the long troughs that the FH made last year so that the beans can grow up the trellis again [Climbing Blue Lake in one area and a Runner bean called Teenie Beanie in another section], finished weeding a raised bed for the onions, leeks and garlic to go out tomorrow if it is fine, fed the chickens, answered the phone a couple of times, had a cup of tea sitting in the shed watching the chickens.......it was lovely to be able to spend some time outdoors, mulling things over in my head, as well as doing something useful.

Then the EFG presented herself to me with very itchy and red eyes, so I rounded up the troops, gathered together a couple of errands, and we went back to town. I visited some friends on the way with a parcel for them, went to Focus to get some compost, and then went to Tesco for some Optrex and eye drops. Tonight we have had a storecupboard/freezer dinner of sticky chicken with a vegetable rissotto. The girls are off doing things and the FH is heading for the shower and the tv, I think - I won't be far behind him!

1 comment:

saving for travel said...

sounds like you had a great time in the garden and made the most of the day.

Sft x