Tuesday, 14 March 2017

For Comparison


The Net and Polytunnels.


Inside the polytunnel as it is this year ...



... and as it was on this day last year.

Where are all the veggies .... the chickens have been eating them during their enforced stay undercover during the Avian Flu crisis over the last few months.  Also sacrificed as chicken treats and something to peck at that they could find suddenly hanging from their tree when they got fed up with layers pellets and corn, were all my Purple Sprouting Broccoli plants from the net tunnel.

Oh well, it's a fresh canvas in the tunnels to start from now ... and the chickens have had their freedom since the first of the month so they are busy scratching for bugs, eating the last of the over-wintered windfall apples and rummaging through the woodland on wet days   :-)

Sue xx


67 comments:

  1. Lovely to hear from you! I check every day 😄

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    1. Haha .... I thought I could sneak in under the radar .... and you're all still out there ;-)

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    2. I also check every few days...hoping against hope that you will pop up. So happy to have a few words from you, looks like all is well in your little corner!

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  2. What a pleasure to read here again!

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  3. I was thinking about you (and the dogs!) this morning and here you are, back! Wonderful! Hope the chickens lay well after all those sacrifices.

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  4. I check your blog regularly, just in case you've returned and what a lovely surprise this was today! Your polytunnel looks a lot better than mine, which is full of weeds at the moment :(

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  5. So glad hear from you again, the avian flu there's always something, glad yours are all safe and well.

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  6. Such a lovely surprise to see you again.
    I think of you often.
    Pam in Texas.xx

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  7. So lovely to see your post today! Welcome back!

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  8. I check to see if you have returned daily. How wonderful to hear from you xxx

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  9. Good to see you back..
    I bet the chickens were so glad to be 'released'.

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    1. They were out of their gate like feathered bullets from a garden blower :-)

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    2. Thats a very visual reply! 😊 love it!

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  10. They must be glad to be out after all that time. I'd get cabin fever in a day!

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  11. Pleased to hear from you : )

    We haven't had the "all clear" yet so my hens are still under cover.

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  12. Lovely for you to share an update.I do so miss your little nuggets of wisdom on the gardening front,especially when I'm busy starting everything off in the greenhouse.Unfortunately my girlies are still under cover as we are still in a high risk zone.Any chance of a return?

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  13. Yay! You're back! I gave up checking the website but saw you commented on another blog. So nice to see you again! Hope life is great for all of you.

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  14. Yeah, you're back!!! Please keep writing. I really miss your take on life and all the animals too.

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  15. Fab to see you back! How interesting to see the polytunnel comparison from last year. Lucky chickens!!

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  16. Good to see you back! Now all we need is......and today is a no spend day!
    Think you've been missed slightly x

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  17. Fab to see you back! Interesting to see the polytunnel comparison from last year. Lucky chickens!

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  18. Yay, it's lovely to hear from you Sue. Hope everyone is well. Take care x

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  19. Lovely to hear from you again, hope you're all well. Lovely photos, I've always admired your poly tunnel.

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  20. There you are m'dear. Lovely to hear from you.

    Jean

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  21. Have been wondering how things are in your chicken world! Glad to see this arrive in my Feedly app this morning.

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  22. Oh how lovely to see a post from you Sue:) Wonderful to hear your chickens are free again♥ Linda x

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  23. Oh my goodness, I'd hate to imagine if we had to keep all of our flock under cover! Welcome back, it's fabulous to see you hare again. X

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  24. I hope the chickens enjoyed their treat.

    Nice to see you once again.

    God bless.

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  25. Missed your posts. Love your writing. Cheryl

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  26. Hello - A lovely surprise today! Hope you are well.

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  27. Missed reading your blog. Hope your back to stay!

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  28. Was only thinking about how much I missed your posts during yesterday morning's reading! Happy to see a post from you - would be absolutely lovely if an occasional update from you appeared - I miss hearing about your growing and your feathered and furry flock! :)

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  29. Lovely to read your post I have missed them x

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  30. Just happened to check today. Great to see your post.

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  31. Just checked my emails and here you are! Lovely to hear from you, and so say all of us!x

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  32. Chickens are super entertaining arent they. Bet they loved being out to peck all the bugs and not each other!!!

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  33. So great to find your post this morning. I do hope there are more to come! I will keep checking!

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  34. You have made my day, so missed your blog. Hope to see you on here again very soon.

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  35. Yay! Lovely to hear from you again. Hope you are all well, and the doggies too xx

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  36. Well this is a nice surprise 😀 glad to hear your chickens are ok too x

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  37. Doing a happy dance! Welcome back!!

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  38. Yay!!!I have been hoping to see you posting here once again. It's certainly a treat to see what is happening in your poly tunnels on the cusp of a new spring.

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  39. Are you back? I have missed your posts... It feels like seeing an old friend after a long absence x

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  41. Oh Sue - it's so lovely to see this post. I've been checking regularly, hoping you would be able to return and continue your blog - and here you are!
    My poor 'Egg Man' still has to keep all his hens in their great barn, because there have been further break-outs in the area, so now he can no longer advertise his eggs as 'Free Range'; I'm sure his poor hens are very sad, too as they used to roam in a huge field along with the sheep.
    I do hope you feel ready to resume your interesting updates on all things growing or animal-related . . . .xxxx

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    1. 'OUTBREAKS, outbreaks' not break-outs!!! Doh!

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  42. No pressure...........but as you can gather from the above, we need you.

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  43. Yes, you ARE a dearheart, and all these folk have missed you. Such a joy to read and ENjoy! Have been keeping up with past posts for the sheer pleasure of it!

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  44. Would be lovely to have you back, I always enjoy this blog.

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  45. Welcome back, however briefly or frequently you decide to post :)
    It's always been a pleasure to read your blog, I have learnt so much from you 😊

    Hope all is well with the menagerie

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  46. A new blog post from you - that's made my day! I used to check in every day and I miss you very much. I do hope all is well. x

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  47. Lovely to hear from your neck of the woods. Glad you chooks can now be out and about.

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  48. Yeah - I can comment - just to say welcome back - missed you x

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  49. How lovely to read your blog. Please consider returning to blogland. Nobody does a better blog!

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  50. Lovely to see you pop up on my blog roll again!

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  51. Nice to hear from you, we've all missed Rosy, Suky, Mavis, Ginger, Lovely hubby chickens and you. x Glad all is well

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  52. So great to hear your news Sue.

    As everyone has reiterated, you have been so missed.

    xTania

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  53. So glad you are back, and on two blogs! You were sorely missed!

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  54. You are back - so , so delighted to see you again!

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