I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!
5th January 2015
January 5, 2015
Taking a bit of time getting used to how to make a blog, but hopefully cracked it now... primroses coming through in the woods, weather all over the place the last few days with frozen ground and inch-thick ice, then hours of heavy rain and temperatures up to 10 degrees. At last seem to have cracked the mud-in-the-pen problem by using a ton of pea-gravel in each one. Expensive, maybe, but as the birds are confined to the inner pens if we're not at the land and it's high-risk time for foxes, they need to be dry under foot. Mind you, they will sometimes decide for themselves. Not long ago, I let the 2nd pen of Barnevelders out on to their grass and, in spite of having dry ash for dust-bathing, which they normally like, they had a mass mud-bath. Very odd. Good job nobody was coming to buy any of them. Did not look good. One pen of Barnevelders are also docile and calm, yet those in the second pen seem to fly all over the place. All through the darkest days, one cross, which I think is part-Vorwerk, part-Cream Legbar, has been laying one unblemished white egg each morning.
Visitors are welcome, as long as you take us as you find us. (No facilities, just woodland and 4 acres of pasture.)
Oh, and if anyone has a spare Welsummer cockerel, let me know on email@example.com. Our neighbour wants one.