Now why would a cat sleep with a cabbage. Well, all the plants are covered so that the peahens cannot eat my infant crops. But Marmalade the Mama cat thinks we have created a warm spot for her to sleep and she is ever so grateful!
The peahens are being trained into their Peacock Palace- not long now and the plants will be free but the peahens will not be free while the garden is young.
Have a look at this sequence. Guess WHO!
Yes!. That is your Hop and Pop Poppy showing you how she has no respect for fences – even when pregnant (we hope).
Carlos the Tiny was paying close attention. I can just imagine him going under the fence too!
Lady Aster is half Holstein half Dutch Belted. Naomi her daughter is half whatever her mother is and has a Dutch Belted Daddy. I am not sure which of these lines she is showing but to my mind she is a beauty.
Here is another beauty – my dear Manu. The Hereford Boar. Tahiti the Hereford gilt was in full blown Roaring heat yesterday morning and was stood at Manus gate shouting at him like a small fluffy stout maned lion having a miniature fit. So Manu’s big gates were shut tight to cut out any eye contact. (She is a month away from being just old enough though she is a good size) and if they see each other there will be jumping of fences. I think Manu was a little relieved.
Yesterday was a very busy day getting raspberries and onions and grass seed in the ground, pricking out brassicas and putting up the two opposing poles for the Flying Fox. So we rewarded ourselves by setting fire to the burn pile.
Every day is a real Easter egg hunt here. Trying to find where the loose chickens are nesting is quite the egg hunt.
Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate and have celebrated.
And I hope you all have a lovely day.