A Blustery Day

Wow! What a day
We had to go to Castlebar to the Hygienist for the Memsaab. Then into the town from there to our favourite pub for lunch
Meanwhile the wind was gusting at 50 Kph no real damage except that some of the plastic was coming adrift from the girl’s run. A swift trip in the wind and rain fixed that for the time being. I will cover it all with chicken wire when I can. Bit urgent though. The rest of the day has been basically doing nothing. Hope things are better tomorrow. One thing though the wind will help to dry the turf, that is, if the rain eases.

Till tomorrow

Toodle Pip.

By way of introduction

Hello I’m Bern,

Well this is my first blog on this site, I have tried before but got disillusioned when no one ever read or commented. Anyway at the request of a forum member I have decided to try again.

Today I have been confined to barracks due to the weather (b*&%^&%^%  raining again) but then this is Ireland. The locals say they haven’t had a summer like this for a long time. And as for last winter no one here remembers anything like it so I can only expect improvement next year.

I did manage to clean the old chicken coop and began to repair the roof prior to giving it a good coat of chicken friendly preservative. They are now installed into their new coop and run that I have made.  The first thing that I have been successful in making.

Talking about the girls we have an egg eater I tried yesterday to stop them with a blown egg filled with mustard but this morning there was evidence of eating – egg yoke on the outside of another egg. So today I blew another egg and filled it with a mixture of mustard and hot chilli powder. If they can eat that then good luck to them.

I have now given up on importing hatching eggs instead I will go more local and actually get the eggs for incubation. This year I have imported 30 eggs and only hatched one, and that has turned out to be a cockerel. As our nearest neighbour is over 200 yards away I think I will keep him for a while and see if he will do his duty to save me buying hatching eggs.

Well this is a start until next time

Toodle Pip