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Archive of posts tagged Skerries

Skerries GIY – Talk on Keeping Chickens

I was delighted to have been asked by Skerries Grow It Yourself (GIY) to speak to their group recently about keeping backyard chickens. About 25 enthusiasts turned up at Joe May’s on the Harbour Road and I would like to thank them for their attendance. There was a lively discussion after my talk about keeping […]

Unlucky Ducks

I was delighted to have bred my Ailesbury ducks during last autumn and had seven additions to the flock – four drakes and three ducks. However, I soon discovered that over half an acre of garden is far too small for so many ducks – 11 including the original four. In no time at all […]

A Great Day’s Racing at the Skerries 100

Congratulations to the Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club for running a brilliantly organised, efficient and – above all – safe event this year. The racing was great and the weather held up for all present. Well done to all. I’ve posted about 1,000 small images of each competitive race on Baldongan’s Posterous Site. Larger images and […]

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 […]