Three Things Thursday: 30 June 2016

Joining with Nerd in the Brain (and others) for Three Things Thursday’. As “Nerd” says…

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

First, home-grown fruit and vegetables. In the past week we’ve had herbs, leeks, potatoes, raspberries, peppers and tomatoes, plus our first courgette. There may be rampant weeds and rampaging slugs (it’s been wet recently) but we are harvesting.

Second, sensitive plants. The seeds I sowed that came from The Eden Project germinated well and I’ve now got lots of plants. They need potting up, but before I do that, here they are in action:

And I just want to assure you that I don’t regularly molest my plants like this!

Third, happy hens and lots of eggs. The new girls have settled in well. Oldies and newbies are still choosing to sleep in separate houses, but Aliss is laying in the main house. Mags has not yet started to lay, although she’s grown well and is becoming calmer and more sociable with us. It’s good to see them functioning as a single flock.

So that’s it for this week. What are you feeling grateful for?

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  1. I’m grateful for a deadline achieved, for a slow but continuous improvement in my pain levels, and for the wonderful winter weather we’re having, a sunny 22°C by day and 10°C by night.


  2. Your produce is fantastic and so much in front of ours. We just have lettuce and cucumber ready. I am grateful for these salad vegetables which we will have tonight, that somehow I just managed to pick up a dropped stitch in my knitting , which is a challenging pattern for me and the sun has shone all day and the washing dried on the line.


  3. Ann

     /  June 30, 2016

    You are ahead of us with toms, peppers (though some are close) & courgette. We have spuds ready but not had time to harvest. We have raspberries & red currents, and mountains of peas.
    And towels dried outside. 🙂
    The hoggies have been on adventures too, 2 came gardening with us, I found them in my boots!


  4. Ann

     /  June 30, 2016

    I remember you sowing them. We do have peppers, but they are green & Stevie boy prefers red. The tomatoes are large, but also still green. Wont be long…. 🙂

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  5. Your vegetables (and chickens!) are beautiful! 😀

    We currently have a slug war happening here…lots of little plant-eating slugs and a few huge slug-eating slugs are battling. So far, the huge ones seem to be winning. 🙂



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