Saturday, 25 May 2013

First day of the holiday - and the sun shone!

I didn't make a very early start, rolling out of bed around 8.30am and having to go straight out to give the hens their breakfast, but it has been a good day - the sun has shone, and I have got lots done, but I have also had plenty of breaks as well.

The dwarf beans have been put out in the troughs I have prepared for them, the front lawn has been cut and the edges strimmed, more troughs have been weeded and prepared for other plantings, seedlings have been watered, a roast dinner enjoyed, a neighbour visited and some knitting done whilst we watched several episodes of Prison Break on Netflix.  In between all of that, I have done and hung four loads of washing - and it has dried in the sun - hooray!  The chicks have been outside for the first time, and they loved the sunshine as they spread their wings and hopped around the little pen I put them in on the patio.

Tomorrow promises more of the same........

Let's not spoil it by admitting that I went shopping and overspent slightly on this week's budget, so next week's will have to be cut back a little.  We'll talk about shopping on Monday, perhaps....


3 comments:

Frugal in Bucks said...

Hi Morgan,

Do you have an automatic opener for the hens?

FIB. X

Morgan said...

FIB - I sometimes wish I did, but I would need about 8 of them when all the chooks are in breeding pens, and that would cost a small fortune!

No - it's all manual labour here....

The chooks get let out between 8 and 8.45 depending on the time of year, as I have had complaints about the cockerels from neighbours in the past so the conversation with the Environmental Health (Noise Pollution section) went along the lines of "if they are kept shut in until a civilised time of the morning, you should be OK" so we thought 8am in summer and slightly later in winter when it is darker would be OK - and haven't had any more complaints lately, thank goodness!

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

Sounds like we were not the only ones busy yesterday, catching up with the garden after the awfully cold wet days.
You are very considerate re the cockerels. We dont keep a cockerel with our hens as its not advised when selling eggs and also because of having the campsite. But we have someone not far up the road with 4 noisy things and a dozen noisy geese who has no consideration at all for her neighbours. They start crowing at around 3am and if the wind is blowing form that way it's awful.