Monday 4 April 2016
How Green Is My Valley
I having been working on the garden today around the house
I planted out my big Gunnera plant, I bough this fella last year and he desperately needed to get in the ground, another job ticked off the list, this area is out the front of the cabin and is a nice shady area, there is lots of ferns and shade loving plants here they are just starting to emerge, I need to get some winter interested into this bed.
I moved all the palms out of the small poly tunnel, I will give them a tidy up this week before they get moved round to the garden.
The larch trees are all coming green again
their little buds breaking open
And the willow trees are a great feeding station for the bees, I could hear a constant buzz in the trees.
A couple of weeks and the valleys will be green again, there are hints of green there.
All the young plants got moved out to the Poly tunnel, I am covering them at night, they have outgrown the window sills and the tomatoes need potting on. The peppers and chilies are growing well and look strong healthy plants.
The cucumbers have all popped up and now under the grow lights
along with the first of the squashes, these are Butternut squash.
Little lambs are coming on great and about ready to be weaned, when they have had there bottles they dash off to eat there lamb feed, once this bag of milk powder is finished then bottle feeds will be finished.
Flash was happy to sit on his patio in the sunshine, it will be a couple of days before he goes walk about and starts feeding.
I don't think I mentioned we lost one of the baby chicks that hatched, leaving just one on its own
I took a chance and popped the survivor who was 3 days old under the broody hen along with the eggs she is sitting on, it could have gone one of two ways either she took on the chicks along with eggs or she would kill the chick, I am pleased to say 5 days on she has adopted the chick and still sitting on eggs, she started with 10 eggs and has discarded two by eating them, she has her reasons and I am not interfering, the eggs she is sitting on are due to hatch next week.
That's it for today I feel like I have been on the move all day and looking at the pedometer on my phone I have walked 10.3 miles it quickly mounts up.