From scratch in this case means not buying the expensive sweet potato plants (slips) from the garden center. They easily sell for £3 -£4 per plant. And you need a lot to get a good crop of sweet potatoes. Last year Matt and I tried growing 2 plants. We got maybe 6 sweet potatoes from those two plants that varied in size. This year we decided we wanted more but didn’t want to spend the money buying plants. So we googled it. The whole process took about 10 months, from potato to potato!
Poppet has laid her first egg! A beautiful brown egg. Now it’s just Heihei we’re waiting on. She’s probably the most stubborn, she likes to peck at Poppet’s feathers and has yet to let me pick her up…. but her day is coming.
She-who-shall-not-be-named has done it again. I now have two lovely blue eggs. Is it weird that none have actually laid an egg in the nesting box yet? She’s quite the exhibitionist and likes to do it in plain site of her sisters, right in the middle of the run, but who’s judging! I think she’s showing them why she’s leader of the pack, head pecker (you know, in the pecking order of things), and why she gets to eat first… she’s small but fierce!
Now what can I make with two eggs and a courgette?
An hour later….
I went with the Omelet! It wasn’t pretty (my omelets never are), but it was delicious. Now for the season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale. Oh Joseph…why are you the bad guy?
Sorry (not sorry), I don’t mean to inundate you all with Chicken stuff, but OMG I have an egg!!!!! I went to check on my hens at lunch and one had popped out an egg!!!!!! They were all standing around staring at it like it was from outer space.
and radishes…. that’s it for tonight. I’m off to pickle radishes. And as for the beets, they are for lunch tomorrow!!
It’s been a while.
I’ve been keeping busy in the garden, and with life in general. I’ll try to write more often though, mostly because everything is blooming and begs to be shared with the world!