Managed to lift and shift the new home-made bantam house into their run today – from shed all the way through 2 gates and down the garden! The Chickens and bantams enjoyed exploring and investigating it once we had put it in place.
They seemed pretty pleased with their new abode, Katy, The Good Life In Practice x
We are lucky enough to have use of a tractor to help with the raised beds! Have used it to turn the soil a bit easier – it halved the time!
Additionally, using it to transfer the Topsoil into the beds. The Raised beds have got a mixture of turned soil, manure and topsoil.
We are getting there with them – 1 more to go!
Katy, The Good Life In Practice
After fixing in the raised bed wood frames we also put up fencing. We have put up extra chicken wire on the fencing to prevent rabbits being able to come into the raised bed area. Fingers crossed no rabbits nibbling the veggies!
Also Ellie the puppy came in to visit briefly to see what was going on – this was the most posed photo we could get without her running off to explore!
Katy, The Good Life In Practice x
This weekend we have been preparing the new raised beds for the vegetables. We have been drilling together the wooden frames for the beds, and turning the soil. Then we will put in some topsoil.
Our Chickens have been let out to graze and scratch around in the old vegetable patch. We have now finished with it and it was nice to give them some fresh ground to work over.
Some quick pictures of our girls in the old vegetable patch – some of them are less camera shy than others!?!
I am lucky enough to Guest Blog for a local seed company called Thompson and Morgan. This week I guest blogged with a savoury scone recipe – here is the link if you fancy taking a look at the recipe or their website:
Thankyou, Katy x
So the weather here is finally looking up a bit – flowers are up and animals are out and about!
The crocuses and snowdrops are out in heavy numbers nearby and on the farm.
A local Mare has had her foal as well – its very excitable and runs around the field at the moment!
Spring is definitely on its way at last, Katy, The Good Life In Practice x