|Posted by Kate Hart on July 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM|
No time no blog! I know, shameful...:roll:
So what have we all been up to? Apart from being really busy that is! Lot's of garden redesign, new patio which with this weather really has been a challenge, hopefully will all be finished by the end of July.
Faverolles are gorgeous! This year the focus has been on bantam black and blue and whilst we have not hatched in large numbers the quality has been promising! The large are good too, I think we have improved on the colour of the pullets, much less uneven on the wing bows with some showing a nice, even colour throughout from tail to hackle. Still a couple of years to go before I am completey happy with the standard however.
We have had a few available to sell and have now gone to their new homes, I do like hearing all about them so please keep in touch, you know who you are! Hopefully in a month or so we will have a few more available, so please keep in touch if you are interested! I don't mind emails, just prod me if I forget to reply!
We don't normally bring stock into Beanwood, but this year thanks to Jason Roberts I have made an exception and Mr and Mrs Bean are now happily settled into the garden, Mrs and Mrs Bean manage the overgrown veggie plot where strangely through no intervention from ourselves our strawberries seem to have flourished! Anyhow so who are Mr and Mrs Bean???. A lovely pair of salmon pekins that I really could not resist! Keepiing on the same topic, bees have now appeared, and we somehow have managed to aquire 4 colonies now in total! It has been a bit " touch and go" with the bees, mainly because of this wet, cold weather. Bees need to be out and about foraging this time of year and the weather has meant they haven't been able to so the spring feeding has had to continue well ino the summers months.
Finally the ducks, we love our muscovies and my dream of owning lavenders has come true many thanks to Helen of http://www.kensmyth.com
Lavender and White Muscovies
Mr Bean - salmon pekin