The walnut crop is now all collected and drying off for a year’s supply of delicious additions to salads, bread, desserts, pasta dishes and much more. We have eaten nearly all of last year’s crop and delicious it always was.
Very excited about the almonds. We got 5 this year…what holds the future?
We have a row of cornflowers in the vegetable plot which I need to clear but there are so many bees enjoying them in this wonderful late summer weather that the winter brassicas are going to have to wait a bit longer.
Friends who visit always tell us what a great place White Cottage is to stay so we decided to start doing B&B to share the space with people who want to take a break in a beautiful part of the world on our smallholding. We have just put out a listing on airbnb but welcome any enquiries direct via email or phone.
12 Turkey eggs arrived today: 6 Narragansetts and 6 Bourbon Reds… none of your commercial rubbish at White Cottage. These are great birds…but as they say, don’t count your turkeys till they’re hatched.
One day resting then into the incubator for 28 days. Watch this space.
Frantic activity for the past couple of days.
We now have a whole lot of chicks in roughly equal numbers: little Wellsummers, Rhode Island Reds, Indian Game, Light Sussex and Cream Legbars….brilliant! Really pleased with the hatch rate and very sad for the ones that just didn’t make it. Hey ho!
We are hoping to see new chicks on Monday…80 due: Wellsummers, Cream Legbars, Light Sussex, Indian Game and Rhode Island Red
Waiting with baited breath to see if the new incubator is working. Candled the eggs last night and they are showing that the chicks have been developing well…all very exciting.
We are taking orders for day olds but cannot guarantee we will be able to supply them. Never a greater truth than not counting your chickens and all that.
Wellsummer hens lay beautiful dark brown eggs. Our Wellsummer hens, hatched in September 2013 have just started laying…only 3 available as we need to keep some for our egg sales.
Cream Legbar Point of Lay Hen
Last Autumn’s Cream Legbar hens have just started to lay. Their eggs are blue to blue green. We currently have 6 hens for sale. All are in excellent health and condition, friendly and happy to spend the days outdoors. They have spent this wet winter out foraging whenever the weather has cleared.