Quick Update about our Swiss Smallholding

Just a quick update here from Switzerland.

The chickens are doing well – 3 eggs a day which is grand and they are very friendly now with even Fiona the scary chicken being able to be stroked!

Also the sheep have had a change in the field nearby the chickens – a ram has been added this last week. The Ram will be in with them for a couple of weeks to mate but so far he has only showed one sign of interest in action! I think because the weather is so hot he is only interested really in sleeping! Oh well! However, the sheep do seem to be fascinated by the chickens and press their noses up to the wire to have a look and the feathered ladies.

Podge the Cat is being daft as usual (as the photos illustrate!) and being very dopey particularly on rainy days, sleeping on the sofa on whichever is the closest and warmest lap. He is hunting more in the summer and unfortunately has caught a few birds,rats and for some reason dragonflies!

We are having probably our last crop of peas this week and the cut and come again lettuce has been very useful. Made a Frittata the other day with fresh herbs from the garden and eggs from our feathered ladies.

How is your summer going? good crops? would be lovely to hear from you all : )

Right that is all for now, will report back soon,

Katy, The Good Life In Practice x


2 thoughts on “Quick Update about our Swiss Smallholding

  1. Hi Katy, good to hear it’s all going well over in Switzerland. Podge looks adorable. I guess he wouldn’t be a cat if he didn’t hunt and kill something. What’s the weather like over there? It’s beautiful over here again. My runner beans are well in the throws of plentiful harvests and I’m very pleased with my potato crop as well.
    Have a good week 🙂

    • podge is loving it at the moment – although last night he brought in 3 rats over the course of time between 2 am and 3 am! was a surprise! : ) the weather is very dry and sunny here the last 2 weeks – we weirdly need some rain soon as the garden is wilting slightly and the chickens do not like the heat…usually we have storms often! : ) oooh you must send me some pics of the runners and potatoes – great stuff! : ) we have had another good harvest from the peas – they were huge! x

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