|Where's that worm?|
We have set our first eggs today, to check on fertility, these are the La Bresse, a French table bird, I have orders for hatching eggs but we must check the fertility first. This will probably be the only hens eggs that we hatch this year, we will do duck eggs as well, and raise some day old Hubbard chicks as we normally do plus a couple of piglets. This along with the occasional joint of beef will take care of our meat for the year. The beef will be coming from a small farm about twenty miles away, they are in conversion to Organic and will get their symbol in May, they have specialised in heritage breeds, the beef is from Dexters, a small breed of beef ideally suited to the Irish climate and soil, we have already tried a roasting joint and it was superb, even better than the rib of beef that we had at Christmas, they are also doing Tamworth pork and Jacob lamb which we will also try although Simon is not keen on lamb. It so nice to see a young couple who are dedicated to farming and the heritage breeds and to be able to buy directly from them. Once again their meat prices are cheaper than any supermarket except of course Lidl , but we will go for quality every time.
|Weave the base.|
|Inspection time from Misty.|
|First test by Zara.|
|It meets with Freddie's approval.|
|Not perfect but colourful.|
The daffodils that I expected to be in bloom by this weekend have decided that it's too cold, they remain in a suspended state of animation.