It has been a while since my last blog post.
I’ve been trying to find some semblance of a routine for myself. Which, I’ll admit, I’m finding difficult.
I’m also trying to work out what my priorities are. I would like to set up my pop up bakery as I’ve written about here, plus purchase more chickens and maybe even incubate some. I’m also tempted by pigs…But as my dad said to us the other day, ‘have you heard of walking before running?’
We have so many plans and ideas. But we are constrained by time, season, money and energy. And knowledge. Oh and the fact we are stumbling upon a few issues and hold-ups – as you do when you’ve bought a new house.
Plus, of course, I have my various writing projects. All needing attention.
So for now I’m going to concentrate on the chickens I already have. Four are laying now, I’m waiting for two to start. One of which is a Columbine (pictured) which apparently lays blue eggs. My priority is to make sure they are safe during the winter when the foxes may come looking for easy food. We’ve had one quote for fencing, and I had to have a sit down. The cheaper option, and the more flexible option, is to purchase electric fencing. I’m not over the moon about the idea of electric fencing – but if it is a choice between that or dead chickens…well, you know the answer.
So the area of land, previously known as the pig pen, will become the chicken run. It’s a large area for just six chickens, so I’m thinking I’ll have to buy some more to fill it…