Welcome to my new follower Paula.
Not much to write about at the moment, just same old, same old if you know what I mean. Like most of you I am longing for Spring and warmer weather. Everyday now I am in pain in one place or another with arthritis, I have had rheumatoid arthritis for years, most of the time it doesn't/hasn't bothered me, but this year it has been bad, the cold weather makes it worse, but that doesn't stop me I just grin and bear it.
I planted lots of bulbs in the garden and in pots and they are doing well now, I am just waiting for them to burst into colour.
Nice to see a few splashes of colour here and there.
The Hellebores are looking beautiful.
Bit of sad news, yet again a power cut messed up the hatching of the eggs, this has happened twice in a month now, and cost us a lot of money. Since moving here we have learn't this property seems to have a problem, nothing to do with the Landlord, but the power company, we lose power and the neighbours still have it, we have lost count how many times this has happened now.
We have electric again now but the company are still working on the problem.
This is the view out the front now.
We are going to be receiving compensation from the power company, to cover all our losses. It also affected the pay as you go electric meter, so we had to arrange for another meter to be fitted and this can't be fitted for another month, so we have actually been told we are on free electric now until the new meter is fitted. Things were going well with breeding and selling the quail, but we have decided that's enough, we are stopping it now, its not just the incubators, the little ones are under a heat lamp and as soon as the lamp goes out that's it, they start withering away, poor things, its heart breaking.
My two chickens, Charlie and Chuck had to be bought indoors as they are still under a heat lamp and they were very stressed, I really didn't want to lose them.
But they were alright and happy again now.
So now we are not going to breed quail we are going to use the shed as a breeding area for the Bourkes, they will have a break in between and enjoy some time in the aviary, it is actually better that they have their own space, also there is not so much work for us and they are expensive birds so we can get good money for them.
The three little ones we had have left the nest this week.
They are gorgeous little birds, Bourkes are actually very easy to handle and don't bite, we have been handling these everyday.
I did a bit of "cheats" baking this morning.
A roll of puff pastry cut into six squares.
Some apple and mixed fruit with a sprinkle of cinnamon, sealed with melted butter and melted butter brushed on top, then spinkled with sugar.