They're laying up a storm. I think most days we were away they laid 12 eggs for Danielle and Rob and today they did the same for me!
Since I got the lavender araucanas, and King Bertie ( who is a pure bred lavender araucana) was dad to a mixter maxter bunch of 5 girls who are the spitting image of black araucanas, I have green eggs. Well they vary from a sort of khaki colour to a bright turquoise. I adore them. Just before we left there was also a new, small pure white egg. This may well be one of them as there's leghorn mixed in there somewhere!!
I think I'm going to have to make a trip down to the local dairy and butcher to see if they would like any to sell as this is just too many. The sign I made last year is too small and is invisible from the road. I suppose I could make a bigger one..
It's been so busy since we got back. The Acorn is getting a lot of bookings and I really wanted to give it a 'deep' clean - like moving the cooker right out and cleaning behind it - sort of clean. I did it this morning and it took blooming ages, and totally exhausted me! I must still be in holiday mode. Then I mowed the lawns - well half the lawns, I couldn't face the full almost 4 hour job. Dealt with 5 loads of washing - where did that all come from?? Then pretty much collapsed in a heap.
I really want to get planting my veggie seeds and get them started in the potting shed, however they are always SO far behind the seedlings I can buy in the local garden centres. Also the centres are now selling a huge amount of heritage veggies - so I'm in a bit of a quandary! I think what's thrown me is the shocking summer we had last year where all my hard work basically gave us nothing! Decisions, decisions! I'l probably do a bit of both!