I am sad to say that our final original hen has passed away. I found her stiff as a board in the hen house on Friday afternoon. I've no idea what she died of, she was not showing any signs of obvious disease. Now I am left with 3 hens who only lay when they feel like it! so rather a shortage of eggs at the moment. I will probably need to buy a few more hens to get the egg supply going again. I loathe buying them from the supermarket.
A whole day of rain yesterday - which was good for the land, but dark and dismal for me - means that the earth is soft for planting. However, I am not sure I have the time on my hands to plant anything this week - we shall see. I could do with cauliflowers, broccoli and cabbage.
The pool turned emerald green the other week and I couldn't get it back to its wonderful blue colour, so we've emptied it and we'll start again.
Puss-cat is sleeping in a little more, especially over the last couple of days, he isn't keen on rain!
|Puss, having a snooze and chilling out|
|When the skies aren't overcast we are having wonderful Autumn sunsets|
|A dead sea urchin collected on our final snorkelling trip of the season at La Victoria near Alcudia.|
|Jess, keeping me company as I watch the harvesting of the corn next door.|
|Harvest time - this corn is used for animal fodder.|
|Ruffa Roo waiting for the huge combine to reap the corn|
|The cloud builds, on a walk with Ruffa in Sa Pobla|