Well we have new additions to the Frog Pond Farm community .. one rather gangly Splash Orpington rooster who is about 20 weeks old and devoid of tail feathers, and two rather gorgeous Australorp hens aged about 16 weeks.
So our new alarm clock has arrived, although he is yet to crow! As chooks are notorious for having a ‘pecking’ order, the new arrivals are at the bottom of the ladder, which means they spend much of their day being ambushed or simply running off with a chook in hot pursuit. In due course, our rooster will be in charge and tend to his brood of squabbling girls. As happens though, he is a teenager and in dire need of a really good ‘blokey’ name to help him on his way. What do you think?
I’ve been busy the last few days watering can in hand, splashing about more seaweed fertiliser and burying food scraps from my Bokasi bin in various beds. This stuff is literally pickled and a great additive for the vege garden.
I also unveiled my second cloche with the brassicas inside tumbling out. They were way too big for the confines and were busting to be freed from the enclosure. As they had got so large, I have mounded soil around the base of the plants to give them much needed support (fingers crossed).
The peas are hoisting themselves up the trellis. I suspect that I may have planted them a wee bit late. They are sharing a bed with the garlic which is still in dire need of mulch – hint hint Andrew!
I have finally got over my juicing misadventure and am being healthy again with daily juices. Into the brew goes; beetroot sorrel, lettuce, parsley, kale, feijoas, lemons (all home grown) with carrots, celery and ginger. Delicious!
Yay! At long last I have made some roasted chilli sauce which is outrageously HOT! Perfect .. a real tear jerker.
As for the pics of this amazing fantail – it arrived via our open door and stayed for ages, flitting about with not a care in the world, it’s song was superb.
My pruning is well underway .. just up to Auckland to provide the right day to give those trees their much needed haircut.
And for all those that love flowers – even a dying zinnia looks beautiful!
Well that’s it for me for another week
Yes, yes a brag shot!