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  1. 'It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad'


    So my lovely chicken Katie laid her first egg. It was quite small and Blue. Its a start.



    On the downside, Pablo our young cockerel started crowing...I dont know why I'm suprised. I'm thinking its not great for our Bed and Breakfast guests. So we have a plan to fit a Cockerel collar (RSPCA approved) quietens the crowing. Im keeping everything crossed it works. We really want to keep him as we hatched him and hes a dude. Also how nice would it be to have chicks in the Spring


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  2. So I've been wanting to plant some trees at Holm farm for as long as I have lived there (12 years) and today was the day. Grey and wet, but 6 apple trees are in. They look like twigs, but hopefully in years to come they will be beautiful and bountiful.

    Golden Delicious, Braeburn and Lord Lambourn are the species. 3  round our lovely Damson tree and 3 in the Goose pen to provide much needed shade for the Chicks and Geese. Hope they appreciate it.

    So there will be apples for our visiting guests and horses and some shade for humans and dogs to sit in and enjoy the views.

    Lets hope for a long hot summer in 2019