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Lock Up Your Birds – It’s The 66th Skerries 100!

Preparations are almost complete, the ducks and chickens are locked up, the galleries are erected, road have been repaired and the hedges and verges trimmed. The 66th Skerries 100, sponsored by AON Bikecare, is about to begin! The ten-race programme will begin with the practice on Friday 1st July and continue with race day on […]

Spring Chickens and Nesting Ducks

I really get great fun from our poultry. The ducks are nesting and the chickens are very frisky. There is always plenty of noise and great activity in the garden. A duck is supposed to take about 28 days to incubate an egg. My ducks have been sitting on the eggs a lot longer than […]

All Is Not Lost

After I wrote the previous post, I discovered that the ducks did not get all the fish after all. There are still two alive in the pond. If they are male and female, I might just get a few more added by the end of the summer. It’s nice to have some activity in the […]

No More Fishy Pictures

I was really pleased with my goldfish, which were doing really well in the pond. They were growing nicely and had even bred. I noticed a small black fish in the pond and wondered how it might have got there. Then, on checking out a little about goldfish on the Internet, I discovered that baby […]

I’ve Definitely Got The Poultry Bug!

Perhaps proving that some people never learn, I returned to Aidan, my poultry supplier, last September (I know, I’ve been lazy about keeping my blog up to date) to buy six young point-of-lay pullets to supplement and refresh my flock and came home instead with ten layers, two Ailesbury ducks and two cockerels! The layers […]