Saturday, August 24, 2013

Blossom time

The first of the fruit trees in our stonefruit orchard are in blossom. This is one of our almond trees, and don't the bees just love it.

This was the little tree that we got our first harvest of almonds from last season. Hoping we will get a good crop this season!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

So long Clucky

I'm not one to get too emotional over chickens, but I was sad that Clucky died yesterday. She was one of our first chickens and more of a pet (we don't name them any more as they could end up as dinner!). Clucky was a purebred Indian Game, and we brought her up from Auckland with us. She was a great mother hen, hatched out several chicks, and lived to a ripe old age - 10 years, pretty good going for a chicken I should think!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Just for your 'a-MOO-sment'!

Sorry couldn't resist!

Has been a sick house here so last week was a write off. Very frustrating when there is so much work to be done outdoors and the weather has been so mild. No choice but to rest up. Did manage to plant a few plants and sort through my seeds though, some of which which I must get on to sowing before too much longer!