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

Sunday, January 31, 2010

This has not been a healthy year for us so far. After the flu-ey bug, a week later we both had a 24 hour thing. My husband started before me so I went down over the weekend and crawled back to school on the Monday. This last week we have both had 3 days off work with a tummy bug. I got off lightly and will have to go back to school tomorrow. My husband didn't fare so well and has lost a stone in weight since Tuesday. He is nibbling at food for the first time today so he will be having at least one day and maybe two off work this week. Roll on half term!

The hens were appreciating the slightly warmer weather and have been laying 3 to 4 eggs a day instead of 2. As I have been off work and not taking eggs in to sell, this week's customers will be having a full box each. At least they will at the beginning of the week as it has been really cold over the weekend so the number of eggs laid may well be going down again.

As it has been cold and we have been poorly, we have had the heating on far more than usual - both central heating and the gas fire in the living room. Hot water bottles in use all day too both for warmth and holding against poorly tums. Cats make good hot water bottles too. We shall have to rein in the expenses somewhere to make up for the extravagance.


  • At 12:19 PM, Blogger Frugal Life UK said…

    I hope your health picks up soon, there seems to be one bug around after the next. I think we all need some warmer waether?

  • At 1:57 AM, Blogger Jo said…

    I think working in a school has a lot to do with it! And when you have been down with one bug, you are low and easily pick up the next. Roll on half term!


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