Since the last post, the little chick that I helped hatch, has died, which I found very sad, but the other five are still healthy and getting a little bigger and more little feathers on their wings. They’re a week old now. I now have a spare heater too, in case we need it, so that’s good (I ordered one for the sick chick).
Chris has nearly got the polytunnel/greenhouse up, I helped him a couple of days ago to put the sheeting over it and hold it down whilst he fastened it down. It looks great, it’s really exciting too, it will extend the growing time for veg etc and we should be able to germinate the flowers in there. In fact, it’s so wet and windy here a lot of the time that we will be able to grow things that we otherwise couldn’t. I’ve ordered some seeds today, we’ve got a few but we ‘needed’ some more. We’re a bit behind again in relation to growing things, but we should catch up.
I’ve finished digging the front garden too, there’s some plants growing already, that have self seeded from last year, the borage that’s self seeded is ridiculous, but then we’re growing quite a few others from seed too. I’ve added in some perennials (Achillea Cerise Queen), to help fill it up when it’s out of season for the annuals and we’ll keep adding as we go along. We tend to grow from seed because it’s so much cheaper and we actually love seeing them grow too.
J has also found some tadpoles which he is currently keeping outside in a box and he’s loving helping Chris and myself with all the jobs. He’s loving Chris being at home, I also have to admit it’s really nice.
The quail is in that chicken house at the moment, I’ve ordered a little ark for him to have and the chicks are going to be inside the coop in the picture, inside a much bigger enclosure. That’s the next job! to get the enclosure ready and fox proof. God is good and we will make the most of whatever we are given.
God bless you and bye!