Emma and Jilly


Thursday, 3 December 2009

So much to say...

So firstly i'll apologise for not posting in such a long time. I have thought about posting several times but never seem to have had the time or the enthusiasm to post. But a certain someone (you know who you are) has requested that i post so i will.

Its been a busy month and a half in our house. I had another interview in November and was offered the post, so am just waiting for my criminal record check to come back. Jilly and I graduated on the 13th to which Jilly's parents and grandparents attended and my dad came down from Scotland. It was the first time the parents had met some it was a bit intense but all went well and we had a nice meal afterwards.

On the allotment front, we havent done very much, but we have still got some sprouts growing that i will cook Nigella Lawson stylie for christmas dinner. We lost another of our ex battery's to the great coop in the sky. We saw it coming cos she was so weak, but it was still upsetting...the inevitable problem with having animals i guess. So to make up the numbers, particularly as we had just bought a nice new coop for the ladies for winter, we went and bought a couple of hens at point of lay from the local farm. They are quite timid but it is wonderful to have chickens that lay again.

Dorkus & Queenie

We have been getting small pale eggs (as they lay small ones at first) so we assumed both of them were laying, however i have just found a dark brown one so i dont know if one has just started. Not sure of their breed as apparantely local school kids hatched them and then sent them to the farm. If anyone wants to hazard a guess, go ahead!

Anyway am preparing for christmas now and have actually bought quite a lot of presents so i'm happy about that. Hope everyone is well and enjoying the festive season.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad about the job and the chickens. I'll post a link to my friend who is also a chicken enthusiast and hopefully she will know what breed they are. The likelyhood is they are a hybrid, so you might not get a definitive answer.