Don’t you just love Spring!

Whats not to love about it ? New life everywhere.. chicks hatching.. self sown seedlings popping up all over the place.. frogs are spawning.. it all happens in Spring 🙂
I have been a little lax with my writing of late, I wish to apologise to my wonderfully, faithful followers… Thank you & welcome to my humble blog.

Spring brings on a busyness all of its own, without what had already been occupying my life prior.. life changing career aspects, as well as study and my other full-time occupation motherhood 🙂
I hope to be back writing in a more regular fashion from now on, although, as we know, there are no garuntee’s in life.

There has been a new addition of 6 Araucana babies to The Araucana Gypsy clan. Marmalade went broody a couple of weeks before the close of Winter (very early), it was certainly the earliest broody hen for us here.
I put 9 eggs under our Marmalade silky (yes, she is Marmalade by nature & name 🙂 One egg was infertile, one was DIS & one she turfed out half way through her incubation time. I neglected to pick it up for disposal that night, by morning it had vanished.. I suspect one of the resident rodent rats claimed it. This indicates to me that the egg quite possibly had a chick at some stage of development, though I will never know this for sure.

Marmalade & chicks

Spike the father has shown his worthiness and capabilities of fatherhood.. which was a slight concern, given the early start to the breeding season.

I have embarked on the exciting journey of fermentation.. beginning with kefir. Stay tuned for my stories regarding, replenishment of the good gut flora. So far it’s all going well, but it has only been 10 days.

The garden is morphing & changing, albeit slowly.. I have a lot I want to do & as per usual, I begin a project only to leave it half done to wander off & begin another. I believe this to be a typical Aquarian trait. Ahh well, I could have worse habits I suppose.
It also requires patience & observation to grow a garden.. personally this I feel is one of the best things about it. Observing nature as it teaches its life’s lessons.

The happy-go-lucky chooks received a visit from an uninvited guest a week or so ago, seven of my much loved hens are now roaming the grounds of the big chook run amongst the stars, including my hand raised pet Einstein.. very sad. But again there was a lesson in this too ..

 

Take care,

Jaacey

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