This time last year, we had a pair of buff Orpington broody hens sitting on a clutch of eggs. They hatched, and these were pictures of their first outing. Within 24 hours, the fox came. We were left with the cockerel and one chick, who turned out to be another cockerel. The two bachelors co-exist happily.
We've been incubating eggs this spring. The first batch failed because the thermometer on the incubator didn't work. The second batch - well, look for yourself, the first chick has hatched. I'll keep you posted!
Quincemeat - 'Quincemeat', Nigel Slater's quince and cardamom mincemeat or 'Christmas jam' - the recipe is in The Christmas Chronicles. Made without suet, not too sweet...
2 weeks ago