|The fab four!|
The weather has been SO hot this week, that we moved the 4 piglets up to their new home in the woodland where they have masses of room and lots of shade and they are loving it. Sandy is in the next woodland area having a well earned rest.
We have had lots of chicks hatching from two of our bantams, but no such luck with the incubator...we bought 18 fertile eggs and incubated them, but yet again we only had 2 chicks hatch! They are lovely lavender arucanas, and we are really hoping that they are both girls!
We have been given 5 lovely ducklings that were hatched by Cheltenham Ladies College pupils - gosh they are filthy little blighters, but very endearing! They have been under heat lamps in the porta cabin but we have had them out during the day.
All our raised beds are brimming with vegetables and we have been thinning and picking regularly. The salads are huge in the poly tunnel, and the fruit is coming along beautifully. The sweet peas are flowering, and so we have been picking furiously to make sure they keep coming. We delivered the first 70 stems to Oops a Daisy in Cirencester today - hopefully we will be able to keep supplying them for at least a month.
We had 3 very successful Open Days in June with lots of visitors and some great feed back. Open Farm Sunday was a beautiful sunny day, and Gerry and Jo with Danny, showed everyone around. Lots of local people came having googled farms listed on the National Open Farm Website.