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Summers here!

Lovely time of the year with everything growing really well in the polycrub – we’re eating salad, beets, carrots, courgettes, beans, tatties, beans, herbs and fruit. Waiting for the toms to ripen and the squash of course. 

 

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The new season garlic harvest.

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Once harvested we need to air dry to cure each bulb for storage through the winter.

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Heidi and Jasmine with their lovely kids Eva and Tilly enjoying the lovely summer sunshine.

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This is what I’m making with their milk. Vanilla ice cream and meringues and

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Soft cheese which I’ve flavoured with toasted fennel seed and lemon rind then rolled in cracked black pepper. Delicious!

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Easter chicks

We have the first births on the croft this year! The eggs that we put in the incubator three weeks ago have started to hatch, so far we have nine chicks.

Update – we have a total of twelve chicks hatched, ten of our own and two Rhode Island Reds out of six from eBay.  None of half dozen Light Sussex eggs, also from eBay,  hatched. 

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Hatching eggs 

Set 24 hens eggs in the incubator – 12 of our own plus 6 Rhode Island Reds and 6 Light Sussex which we bought off the internet. They should hatch in 21 days.

Eggs ready to go into the incubator
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Eggs in Incubator

Set 22 eggs in the incubator. Mix of Cuckoo Marans and Copper Blue Marans and Copper Black Marans all from our own flock!