Digging for Victory – quick update

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Well, first off the Geese are still laying – not as much now, but still some – the 5 have now laid 144 eggs since February 14th. Not a bad haul at all.

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Everything is at full bloom – here the crab apples at the front – they have suffered a little in the storms a week ago, knocking the blossom off – but I think sufficient has survived to give some crab apples come September.

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Spuds are coming up – I’ve already earthed them up a couple of times so I am now letting them grow – I took a risk we would have no more frosts and so far I have been proved right!!. Looking forward to the first crop – quickly dig them – into boiling water, add mint and voila!!

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First of the peas seedlings went in today. Using the sticks not used to support the willow. Had to plant some more pea seeds, as I still do not have enough for a meaningful crop (the standard is being able to have Christmas dinner with your own peas). Really frustrated with peas this year.

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Dwarf beans and Beetroot transplanted out last week whilst it was vey hot – required some careful watering.

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In the Poly the old salad crops had to be taken out – they had bolted in the very hot weather – so some new salad crops have been planted – the carrots are now going strong and the peas in buckets have started to crop (a small amount :()

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And finally to the Alpacas – 2 weeks now until Shearing………………lets hope the weather settles down otherwise they are going to be a bit cold!!!

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