Sunday, 30 January 2011
The ducks are all doing great. Fred and Wilma, the Rouen Clairs and Silvy, Willow, Buffy and Pebbles, the Appleyard Saxonys, are getting along fine down behind the house in the pond compound, we've even been getting eggs which are about to go in the incubator, may be a little early but you never know. The drakes are still going up in the top field, there are 8 left, 6 Saxony/Appleyards, 1 runner and 1 aylesbury runner cross. We sold one at Christmas to a local French chap we know who wanted it for his Christmas dinner and Nigel despatched another - the meat was really delicious. The rest, apart from the runner, are now due for despatch and Nigel is going to start on that this week. There is no point in chopping the runner as they have very little meat on them so he will be off at some point to a friend of our neighbour who have a large pond with ducks on.
Once again Sunday night has become the best night of the week for tv, two of my faves have returned, Dancing on Ice and Wild at Heart. I'm backing the lad from Eastenders (can't remember his name at the moment) to win Dancing, its visions of series 4 when Ray Quinn was streets ahead of the rest right from the start. I'm so glad that chap from Coronation Street got sent home, he just annoys me! Talking of Eastenders, don't thinks its up to much at the moment, I'm even missing the odd episode if there's a film or something on the other side. Nothing comes in the way of Holby City though, thats my favourite soap at present - I'm just waiting to see if Chrissie and Sacha get together in the end - its got to happen!
Apart from 3 rabbits, all the litters of rabbits grew nicely and have been despatched and we have a freezer full of rabbit meat - good result! Nigel noticed a couple of the females were obviously pregnant so he took them out and put them in separate cages to let them have their litters. Nonie (she started off as noname), one of Brindy's kits, produced 11 babies of which 10 survived - an amazing feat. Brownie, one of Blossom's kits, produced 8, all of which survived. We both fell in love with and decided to keep one of Mopsey's babies, a male who Nigel named Grumpledumple. Jacqueline claimed he was always grumpy when she went to feed them but we think it was just her he didnt like because he is such a friendly bunny who enjoys being picked up and stroked. He is going to be Newbie's oppo in the breeding regime.
Friday, 28 January 2011
Well its been about 3 months since I last posted and I have no excuses except I've been really busy designing sheets for craftsuprint, when I'm not putting the sheets together I'm either surfing for graphics or colouring in black and white drawings to use in them. There were also all the preparations for Christmas, Nigel and I spent quite a bit of time making sets of notecards and calendars to send to family for Christmas presents and then of course there was Christmas itself with Mother and Jacqueline's visit (more on that later). Anway excuses aside I am going to make every effort to post more often and keep the blog up to date!