During the week C made a new temporary roof for the hen house. A couple of the hens have been flapping up on top of it and have broken through! C used palm fronds that have been pruned off the trees recently and with a sheet of plastic over the top it seems to be keeping the weather out.
Temporary roof whilst we get some different materials together
The hens are still laying and this week we had a couple of whopper eggs (they must be double yolkers).
The cockerel is pushing his luck!! As I entered the coop a few days ago, he attacked me. GREAT! One bruised leg later, I am considering how to cook him! We are now entering the coop with a bamboo stick to keep him at bay, but if it continues we will have to get rid of him. We can't risk him hurting J or any of the other kids that come round here. So WATCH IT ROOSTER.
C & I went over to the farm next door to speak with the guy there about which plants to plant in next. We said we would come by on Saturday (today) to take some. Whilst we were there he was shaking his head and mumbling in Mallorquin about pigeons eating all his seeds in the poly tunnel. He beckoned C & I in and asked us to help him get them out! It was comical to say the least. We spent about 10 minutes flapping our arms and running about - trying not to flatten any seedlings or the delicate water system. Eventually they all escaped through the door and the farmer went about patching some of the holes where the birds were getting in.
The same farm grows and sells a special type of rice. They have huge bags of left over rice husks, I have no idea what they can be used for, but I thought I'd research that and see if I can get some from them.
Large bags of rice husks, with Llam sitting on top
Yesterday was LEMON CURD day in our household. I have never made it before and actually haven't eaten it since I was a kid. It was actually so simple to do, I couldn't believe I'd never made it before. So armed with some lemons from a friends tree I managed to make 3 jars of it, one of which will go to mum later today.
Lemon curd. 1st ever batch.
Lemon tart - so yummy.
Just a few more pictures from the last few days.
Ying and Yang cats
Winter sky at sunset
View of the hills, from the Albufuera, Sa Pobla
Daisies after dusk. Taken on a walk with Ruffa.