Today I went down to the allotment late to find several people still on site. I opened up the greenhouse and fed Emily and the chicks who scoffed their food like I hadn’t fed them in weeks. After a while, I opened up the run and Emily and the Plymouth rock chick jumped out and had a walk around the top.
Next I dashed down to the main coop and fed the chickens. They were busy enjoying scratching and having dust baths but everything stopped when I pulled out their treats! One egg and no more, so I told them to get their act together.
I pottered off to town to pick up a few bits before heading back to site before the rain began. I had borrowed Phil’s handle and put it to use, hoeing the entire plot. The blasted mare’s tail is growing at a rate of knots and nothing I do seems to slow or stop it.
When I finished, I did some work on the crazy paving and the plot border, getting rid of the grass and weeds that insist on growing.
I joined Cliff in the clubhouse and passed a happy half hour chatting about chickens before heading off to sit with Emily for a while.