Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The goose is getting fat...

Home made mince pies
      Another week or so of not much activity in the garden. I have raked up a lot of oak leaves and dug out the celery but that is about it! In the poly tunnel I have pulled the remaining beetroot, cooked them and pickled them. So for after Christmas day to accompany the cold cuts we will have home grown and home made pickled beetroot, pickled onions, sweet chutney and pickled eggs!
   There are lots of tidying up jobs to do but the days are short and by the time I get to get outside the day seems to be all but gone. I know, excuses excuses, however, it is time to turn to planning next years planting and sowing. I will be looking for something different to try to grow and there will be the usual - potatoes, onions, shallots, leeks, beetroot, haricot vert, runner beans, squash, pumpkins, courgettes, cucumbers and umpteen varieties of tomatoes to mention a few.
   In our animal world all is well. Geese are looking good, ducks look happy and contented The rams are still showing too much interest in the ewes but the ewes are now tending to stay away, thank goodness. The chickens are now looking like they have finished their molt and the average lay is six eggs a day.
   It is unlikely that I will write a blog entry next week so a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my readers where ever you are in the world.

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