Wednesday, 25 February 2009
After a few lovely spring like days we are now having a run of dull grey days, I don't like them. They make me feel flat and unmotivated. I am sure the animals feel the same, they are all just mooching around - not sad, not happy, just being.
All three Sussex are now laying, not daily - but laying. I am not expecting a lot from them as they are quite elderly. I am rather hoping they will go broody as Sussex make good mothers and they will be more useful as brooders than occasional layers.
The seeds that I planted are just 'sitting there sulking'. I was told if I planted them too soon they would just sit and sulk until the time was right, maybe I should have listened to the more experienced.
Tonight we are going to give a goose egg a try. No one in the family is that keen, although they love the hens eggs. Previous years I have either given the goose eggs away or incubated them but as we are short of the hens it seems daft not to give the goose a go. I thought maybe if I scrambled it .... .To go with the egg we have 'home grown' sausages and bacon.
Photo: Goose egg and Light Sussex eggs
Goose Egg - a double yolker