Sorry, I just couldn't resist the pun...it is Easter after all...and don't our girls know it - today, for the first time, we've had 4 eggs in one day! Well done girls! It's the first evidence that we have that they are all laying and we are very proud parents.
We aren't 100% sure who lays what but we know that Blue lays lovely dark, caramel coloured eggs (bottom left) and Hythe lays very light ones (top right, I think).
As we've reached the end of the month it is also time for an egg count and, again, the girls are doing us proud. 65 eggs this month compared to last month's 41 - wow! Luckily I have found some buyers at work so we actually have a waiting list but if they keep this up I should have no problem fulfilling all of the orders!
With the long weekend we've also finally been able to get down to the allotment - it was once again a complete quagmire so we still haven't planted anything else but we did get some soil added to some beds and finished our cold frame (made from the old kitchen cupboard) which looks great!
The allotments are a hive of activity and so much is being done by everyone so we are spending next weekend trying to fill the rest of the beds to get them ready for planting out some of our seedlings in the not too distant future.
We also went to the auction on Friday - it was absolutely packed and Heckfield village hall, where it's held, is tiny. This meant no real bargains but we did get two boxes of "stuff" - highlights being a load of kilner jars, some baskets, and some mixing bowls (including one from TG Green like my mum's which I have been coveting for a while!). Matt also got some Victorian oil lamps - one of which we are keeping and the rest are being sold on. Photos to follow of these at some point soon.