I got these 2 beautiful silver campines today from the lovely ms lottie who lives just down the road! They're gorgeous. So far I've not named them because I need to get to know them better first! I've put them in their own pen inside the chicken run, with a nice comfy bed area filled with sawdust, so that the others can see them but can't get to hurt them. From what I've read it could take some time for them to integrate and it's best to try to put them together at roosting time for the first time. Time will tell.
They're just young and smaller than mine so I really want to give them the nicest start in their new home. They have blue earlobes!
I don't know if the ducks were more interested in the new arrivals or the new arrivals' food!
We also got a new highland cow today from Alan and Mary. She's called Candy, is very beautiful and is expecting a calf! She was very shy today and didn't want to come out from the trees to get her photo taken just yet.
My early winter veggie bed (is it winter yet??) is coming along beautifully. I gave in and sprayed the brussell sprouts as they were infested with cabbage white caterpillars. They aren't now. I used some 'nature's way' spray. The guy in the plant shop said "it's pretty good for hippy stuff" which made me laugh to myself.
And the thrill of it all...our new potato bed. Up until a couple of days ago this had all my tomatoes in it. I was totally over tomatoes! We have the lovely Chelsea and Dustin back and they cleared it all and planted our potatoes then added donkey poo tea to feed them. I know it looks like nothing now but soon there will be wee potato plants poking their heads up.