Daily Archives: September 4, 2009

List #2

Well, the lists have continued and I like cross things off and see what I’m got done (sad!).

Sow seeds: more winter and spring greens have been sown, there is only really time for one more sowing of a few things now.
book basket making course places:Me and middle-younger-sister are now booked on a basket making course in October, I have been wanting to go on one for about a year now. Imagine harvesting home grown veg and bringing it home in a home made basket.
carry on weeding and harvesting at allotment: Very must an on-going job at the moment!
trim goats feet:All girls, and most boys, with neat(ish) feet now and not at all thankful for it.
Move chicks outside: Chicks now outside in their own hutch, I don’t think they are sure if to be please or up set about it.
Move broody:I’m still not 100% sure if Mrs Dorking is sitting, every time I see her she is out eating and drinking but when I check on her egg it is always warm. The first half a dozen eggs have been put in the incubator (clean out and service incubator) but the second lot STILL haven’t arrived, if she is sitting alright when they arrive she shall have those, if not then they will go in the incubator as well and I will leave her with her one egg to see how she does.

Allotment 04/09/09

Well, I think an up-date on the allotment is well and truly over due by now but there doesn’t seem to be that much to report. We have been harvesting courgettes and beans and of course the kale but other than weeding and taking manure up there for new beds and to add to the beds already in use there is nothing much to do.

8725_1207510260330_1005885323_30642366_6866346_nI have bought some onion sets to go up there, but haven’t planted them out yet.

On Bank Holiday Monday we spent a good hour up there weeding and the wildlife on the site is very good, their are lots of ladybirds and ladybird larvae, there is starting to be a good build up of worms, no where near as many as there are at home but I don’t think there ever will be. There are still the rabbits, on of which was found hiding in the courgette bed the other evening, and then there are the frog-lets, we have seem a few but most are not happy to sit for photos unlike this one who was more than happy to sit for ages on middle-younger-sisters hand and then just sat there for a while when she put it back on the ground.