This blog is mainly a rambling kind of diary of the transition from smallholderwannabe to smallholder.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

It is now two weeks into the autumn term. We've had Open Days yesterday and today. We had such a lot of people come to look round. I've got a Book Fair to organise this coming week, now that displays for the Open Days have been done.

Haven't been down to the allotment since the term started. We just don't have time to go down little and often. So when we do get there, it is really hard work and then the next time, it is all to do again. Still, we've had some reasonable crops, despite the weather's best efforts this summer.

The hens were really off laying and then we spotted some red spider mites. We've dealt with them and the hens are happy and back to laying again. I've had a couple of new people ask me for eggs and I've had to say no. The four bantams (that I took on when their elderly owner could not look after them any more) have laid a grand total of three eggs since the beginning of July - so I reckon they must be getting on a bit now. When they have gone, I'll get some more hens because by then, the Warrens will not be laying so many. But until then, I'll continue to share out the spare eggs among the customers I already have. I'm off out to give the hens a handful of corn now.