|Flowers this week have to be the Dahlias.|
Summer vegetables all seem to mature at the same time, we are spoilt for choice, what shall we have tonight? Cauliflower, runner beans, courgettes, chard, or garden peas, the list goes on. There is such a thing as too much choice.
This year we made the decision not to incubate anything other than the Quail, we have a good source for the Hubbard table birds which we buy in as day olds, we were also given a contact by 'The Friendly Farmer' for day old ducklings. The Friendly Farmer now does all our processing of table birds for us. Buying ducklings in as day olds means they are a fairly uniform size depending on sex. On Sunday we took the chickens and ducks on their final journey, they will be ready for us tomorrow, all nicely bagged and freezer ready.
When we got home Simon had the usual evening chores to do, scratch feed for the hens and ducks,top up of water etc.,he then discovered that one of our Muscovy's had hatched a clutch of eggs, it wasn't until today when he sorted out a goose proof run for the new arrivals that he found out just how well she had done,
The early summer flowers are now giving way to the late bloomers,
|I will have to check the label of this one but I think it's called Potluck.|
|The Bishop, I love the dark foliage.|
|Kiftsgate now supported.|
|I've used Goldfinger on this one, I will keep experimenting.|
|The art of relaxation, Zara has a cat nap.|
|How much is that doggie in the window? Meg looking cute.|