Saturday 26 September 2015
Gobble Gobble Gobble.......
I haven't really said much about the Turkeys, although they have a lot to say, I love the noise they make, they sound like Red Indians and all call out together in unison.
They are getting to be a lovely size
We haven't lost any of them, they are in good shape and very healthy
Martin extended there run area today for them
They have been really easy to look after and put themselves to bed every evening.
While Martin was working on the turkey run, I was in the fruit garden
weeding down the rows of Raspberries and any stray runners digging up and putting them in a row,
They have all had a top dressing of Alpaca manure, these raspberries have been with me for 18 years, and whenever we ave moved I have taken some runners with me, I have no idea what they are called, They have always fruited end of summer and provide a really nice fruit of a good size, I also have some Autumn fruiting ones there from Bovey Belle, now the rows are established we need to get some supports in place for them, before we build the fruit cage, we are picking some fruit off them but they are still young and were only planted in the spring, they will come into there own next year.
We had a measure up for a fruit cage the area is bigger than what I thought, 42ft x 16ft, if we are to stand any chance of getting soft fruit we will need to protect it with netting from the birds.
The late planting of peas are now starting to flower, I am still hoping we get a crop from them
Crayfish, Martin set his trap during the week using the duck carcass left over from dinner as bait, he managed to get a haul of 25 American signal crayfish, dinner tomorrow evening sorted.
He has had a few hauls this year, the last lot were cooked up and in the freezer for a later date, he might just manage another couple of hauls this year before they go into hibernation.
Its been glorious sunshine today, ideal for spending outside and catching up on jobs in the garden, I picked some runner beans I am just about t pop them in the freezer, harvested another 6 cucumbers there are only two left on the plant now, picked the last courgette the plants are now spent, I have been taking some of the largest squashes off to give the others a chance to come on, the squashes I have sitting on the bench in the greenhouse for there skins to harden off, this way they will store better for use during winter. I have also been taking off the chillies as soon as they start to change colour and leaving them to ripen indoors.
That's all for now :-)