I did a happy dance today as when I went to check that the geese had enough water, there was an egg in a newly made nest! Finally, first goose egg of the new smallholding on 16th March 2016! What a fantastic memory for us.
We’re going to leave it for a few days to see what she does. Then maybe at the weekend will add it to an omelette. We are told that geese eggs re quite fatty, so now we finally have one, I’ll be looking for advice on what to do with them. Other than see if any baby geese arrive of course :).
In seed news, I’ve moved the oldest and strongest seedlings into the greenhouse as we’re not due any frost and if we are I will cover them up with a plastic toy/storage box and see if that works. The next lot are now on the dining room window in their place. I also have cauliflowers and cabbages growing well in the greenhouse and need to look when to plant them out. The dwarf bean seeds are coming through thickly, literally. I couldn’t believe the size of the first shoot. I will get a picture and post when I think on.
It is do lovely to feel the sun on our backs and looking round to see spring seeing off winter. The dogs are still hugging the aga though and the nights are still cold. It’s changing though. 2 weeks and long, light nights. Bliss! !
A few people have commented to say they hope we’re all lurgy free now, which I’m sad to say we’re not yet. I took my son to the doctors yesterday after a couple of bad nights and he has strep throat, my daughter has an ear infection and I forgot to get myself checked but I suspect I have a combination of the 2! So we are spending some much needed time at home with anti biotics and pain killers, however my son vomited tonight too so anything he had in him is now out 😦 Sorry if that’s TMI! Anyway, onwards and upwards. We’re in the healthiest place we can be, lots of fresh country air, what better place to get well.