|Posted by Kate Hart on February 21, 2011 at 4:35 PM|
Well this is the earliest I have ever hatched, so quite pleased and this means they will have the long balmy days to mature.
Only a few eggs in to test fertility, but delighted that from 5 l/f salmon eggs, 4 are girl, now that doesn't happen very often!The incubator is on again for another batch of large fowl salmons.
The garden is starting to come back to life, subtle changes in the apple trees, the buds look full and I think the blossom will be early this year. The snowdrops look gorgeous.....real evidence of spring and boy do we need it! The runs are looking muddy and soon we will move them all to fresh pasture, luckily we have had a casualty free winter to date, sadly though we lost Houdini a lovely Ermine faverolles boy, he did well at the Federation too, such a shame....
A very great loss recently was Boddington, one of our siamese boys who was diagnosed with abdominal cancer early last year. Despite that he lived a full and happy life until recently, Boddy was just too tired to carry on. Rest in peace my beautiful boy.
Boddy....My beautiful and brave siamese, you will be sadly missed...