Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Growing the family

We may be recently married, but a larger family of the human variety is not on the agenda yet! However, whilst we were away for the week on our mini honeymoon, Henrietta took it upon herself to start growing our family.

She is sitting on 7 eggs, and the 'torch test' showed me that there are at least 2 embryos. Fingers crossed we have some chicks in another 2 weeks.


It has been a long time since my last post, and a lot has happened since then. The biggest news being that I am now a wife!

The farm has continued to develop. A bare rooted apricot and black currant tree along with a ruby red grapefruit and lime are new additions. Although the lime dropped its leaves not long after being planted, new growth is proving that it is still alive (see photo).

With wedding preparations taking priority recently, the herb garden has been neglected. The recent sunshine forced me into action on the weekend. Although there is still some more harvesting to be done, I thought I should take a photo of the herb garden with my coriander that is over 1 meter tall! The parsley was a similar height, but is now chopped and living in my freezer.