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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Here Come The Girls!

Good afternoon and happy Bank Holiday Sunday.

These are the photos after Jon put the finishing touches to the chicken enclosure. 
The poultry palace is now well fenced off with a good sturdy gate plus a couple of nice perches. 









I have been looking round as to where we could get chickens locally and this 
morning made a few phone calls as we had been told about an egg farm near Llanilar.








Well, I shocked Jon a bit by saying I had arranged for us to go a pick up half a dozen at around 12 o'clock for the bargain price of £2 each!. However, as is our want, we were early so by 12.15pm our six lovely ladies, and they are just gorgeous, had travelled quite happily in the back of the car and found themselves contentedly scratching about in their new home. 

Loooook!!




and to put the icing on the cake, Jon went outside to check on them and came back with this!

Ours is the one on the right compared to the shop-bought one on the left!

In the day's other news I have now put the tomato plants into a grow bag and just have to stop Jake coming into the greenhouse for a sniff around and standing on top of it.



Also today Jon has set out the size of the vegetable patch with the railway sleepers and on measuring it we worked it out to be around is 6 and a half by about 19 feet - plenty big enough to grow what we need, providing the harvest comes in ok! 




We have found a supplier of top soil as once dug over, de-stoned and weeded etc we will need to add in some better soil. We also have access to some manure, thanks to our neighbour, for specific projects when we need it.

I am beside myself with excitement about everything at the moment! As we were working on the veg patch we were deciding where to put the fruit trees. Yet again I am struggling with a bit of self doubt and feel under some pressure for us to achieve our grow your own goal but I am just going to go for it and e positive that we will get something out of all of this. If nothing else we can live on eggs!



10 comments:

  1. I am so pleased for you your dream idyllic life has come true, it is all coming together nicely xx

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    1. Oh I have to pinch myself at how many things I am crossing off that list!x

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  2. A milestone! Beautiful "girls" and what a handy, hard-working husband!

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    1. They are just gorgeous, Kathleen, and yes her does work VERY hard for us.

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  3. Happy chicken keeping - the girls look great. We had chickens some years ago and they are huge fun. I still remember the day our chickens saw snow for the first time - so funny.

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    1. Tonight was crazy trying to get them into the coop! They are very pretty and we have already identified two very obvious personalities!

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  4. Welcome to the chooks its a big milestone, you are now on the way, tomatoes and eggs :-)

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    1. Jon had our first egg on my home made bread for breakfast this morning and Alfie had the second one. We have had 6 since we brought them home!Things feel different already.

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  5. Everything is looking fantastic, I cannot believe it's 7 months already & you have done so much. The chicken area is so adorable no wonder they lay huge eggs. Well done to you, your living the good life of what we all dream for. Good luck with all the veggies & fruit xxxxx

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