Of Chickens and Ladybirds

Ok. We’ve had a couple of posts about writing and reading. It’s time to give the garden and allotment some attention.

In the garden, I’ve finally managed to put some summer bulbs in. I’ve also cleared and fed the polytunnel borders, ready for spring.

I’ve replaced the netting on the chicken run. The old stuff was starting to rip around the edges and the man from Defra still insists that they can’t come into contact with wild birds. It doesn’t seem to be bothering the chooks much to be honest. They’re still laying eggs faster that we can eat them. It makes for a lot of omelettes and cakes.

On the allotment, I’ve got most of the digging done. The shallots, onions and most of the spuds are in. I’ve got a little more digging to be done, but thanks to being on furlough still, there’s no particular rush.

Things are starting to wake up though. Buds are appearing on fruit trees and bushes. Even the ladybirds seem to have got out of bed.

I counted twelve, maybe one more, in that photo. That was one ivy covered fence post out of about six. That’s an awful lot of ladybirds all in one place.

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