I moved the five week old chicks out of the run before the men started work. They are now in their own area on the field and are still refusing to go into their house at bedtime. Currently I am having to catch all nine each evening and put them all in individually. I hope they get the hang of it very soon!
The apples my neighbours left me have mostly been turned into puree, some with added ginger. All bottled and now labelled ready for the shelf.
The leaves are beginning to acknowledge that it's November now and the acer in the main flower bed in my garden is looking lovely.
I have eaten virtually all of the grapes which had ripened along the south facing house walls. The ones which haven't been suitable for me have gone down well with the hens. There were so many bunches, I must find another way of using them for next year's harvest - perhaps grape jam or jelly.
I was looking for a photo of Oli with a broken thumb when he was small and found it. The same thumb that he's broken again now. Here he is with Libby and Matthew - I love looking at old photos of the children. It's in black and white because I was doing a photography course at the time and had black and white film in my camera.
To finish there's the latest photo of Mia with her Mummy, Emma - two lovely girls!
Three things I like:
1. Nine healthy chicks living on the field without being mollycoddled in the garden.
2. Seeing all the jars of homemade produce building up on the shelves.
3. Being improved enough to go back to bowls and enjoy a match with friends.