Well, That Escalated Quickly, And I’m Not Talking About a Virus

Chickens I was rejoicing that Morpheus had gone broody. The very next morning I found that there were two broody hens in nestboxes. The second one was Penny Black, who had taken up residence downstairs. She goes broody quite frequently but hasn’t been tested with eggs yet. That night I found three broody hens in … More Well, That Escalated Quickly, And I’m Not Talking About a Virus

In Which Fruit Trees Get Drastic Measures & a Roll Call

Back in June (oops, time flies!) I pruned all the stonefruit and pipfruit trees and sprayed the stonefruit trees with copper to try to prevent fungal disease. Several trees had to be drastically pruned, partly thanks to the neighbours’ now deceased bull and partly thanks to brown rot. Although I have wire netting all along … More In Which Fruit Trees Get Drastic Measures & a Roll Call