Finally time to plant

Well it’s been a while, last post here (right now) is from a cold January, although I’ll probably fill in a bit in between. Last few months have been brutal, both in terms of events and temperature.
So it goes.
Now we are finally up at 20 degrees, no more frost, time to start planting out!

Today i put seeds in the greenhouse and the two raised beds in the front garden. Peas mainly in the raised bed you can see in the featured image!

Lightening up

I’ve been a bit depressed lately and one literal way to relieve the darkness has been to chop away a bit at the trees and wisteria in the garden.

So I’ve been taking away some fir tree branches so the morning sun reaches the kitchen again, chopping back the elder so the hops are in the sun and most importantly stripping back the wisteria at the side of the house.

As you can see from the foto above, it’s really made a difference, lots more light now in the house!

Chickens!?

By a rather random route, two chickens arrived at the pirate island yesterday. One is small and white (born march 17), the other is large and black, with amazing feather that glint green and orange.
A friend did an art project which involved eating with chickens, rather than eating chickens, and after what must have been a rather confusing day, the chickens ended up here.
A few people have all recommended i get chickens recently, so it seems like the universe is conspiring in this direction.
Having been offline for a week after my internets ran out (i was streaming too much TV in an attempt not to get depressed by the terrible weather), i was unable to do any research yet about hosting chickens, although my friend told me some stuff and left me with food and broken shells (it’s good for chickens to eat hard stuff for making their eggs – you can even boil their eggs and feed them back to them, i like that though a lot).
More to come! (including fotos of course)