Thursday 19th March 2015 – Another day, another bed turned over.

The weather wasn’t what I’d call “Spring like” today, but still it was dry, but NOT sunny. Still off I went, armed with my flask of tea to my allotment. I’ve managed to dig over more of the soft fruit bed, and then started to turn over another bed where the Onions were in last year, and I think I may plant some Potatoes in this year. We’ll see when I come to plant my potatoes out in about 3 – 4 weeks time. They’re still very happy chitting away on top of my kitchen cupboards. Getting back into the routine of some hard forking down the allotment takes a little while. At the moment, I can only dig for about an hour and a half before my back says “That’s enough for today”. Give it a couple of weeks and I’ll build up those muscles again and be able to manage much more hard forking. I also took home some treats for the chickens. Firstly some Sprouting Broccoli that is just about finished. I’ve hung that up in their run and they seem to like it. Also a mound of grass. Now I know this may sound a bit strange, but they love pecking the grass on my lawn, but they leave such a mess, so I decided to bring some home from the allotment for them, and hopefully it’ll root in their run and start to grow. They seemed very happy when I put it in. I’m not sure if they were please with the grass, or all the little worms that were in the roots of the grass. I then looked in the nesting box and found 4 little presents for me. They are such good girls….most of the time. They don’t like pigeons though. For the last couple of days a pair have come into the garden, and the chickens get very defensive towards them. Maybe they want to know why the pigeons are allowed on the grass and they’re not.

Thank you my little ones.

Thank you my little ones.

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6 Responses to Thursday 19th March 2015 – Another day, another bed turned over.

  1. keith says:

    nother lovely blog. You are further on with your digging than me. Good luck with rooting grass in thechicken pen. Our chicken have completely removed / killed / dug up all the grass in their pen 🙂

  2. Lovely post thank you for sharing Claire i just starting my digging in my garden i have four squares that the last tenant half made for growing things and a whole bed of fruit canes not sure wether late or earlies

  3. Creative Me says:

    I don’t feel ready to start yet. I’m Hoping your progress will motivate me : )

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