A bit of everything sort of day.
The day started with the arrival of the first chick hatching (I told himself I could hear chirping), Home education first thing, including driving my son to his course, then back to count the chicks.. 4 by then.
Out to check on the animals. Am very glad we have sheared the sheep, as today was hot – and yesterday we had rain. Not the useful fill water butts type.. just the get the wool wet and attract flies type..
The ducklings (nearly ducks) denied having been in their swimming pool.. funny since they were wet.. and the pool muddy and water everywhere. We still haven’t moved the muscovy ducks in, we thought we should give the ducklings a moment before introducing something else to be scared of. That and muscovy ducks have claws and we will have to carry them. Chloe is still sitting tight on her nest, so we shall leave her in situ.
I made more rhubarb cordial, and we picked elderflowers to make more champagne and cordial, and I moved lots and lots of plants out of the greenhouse to harden off. Mostly because of lack of space in greenhouse as I plant the last of the tomatoes. I think I shall end up bringing them back in later in the week as there are strong winds forecast.
We planted the last of the peas – hurrah! definitely sick of the sight of them now after all that sowing and planting and pea sticks poking you etc.
A walk with himself in the evening, in an effort to strike that work life balance thingy.. and to appreciate what a lovely place we live in.
Tea of home made spaghetti puttenesca (pasta made with a mix of duck and hens eggs!) and then we cracked and opened the incubator as there were so many chicks charging about it seemed a good idea. Eleven out, more pipping.
And then the watering of the greenhouses and pots.. which seem to take longer every day. Fortunately it is light until past nine now.