Lots of juicing of our plentiful mandarins at the moment. We do eat a lot, and I have cooked an orange (mandarin) cake, but juicing seems to be how we deal with them the best. A big glass of MJ in the morning is just lovely.
Actually looking back, a few years ago, if we mentioned to anyone that we juiced our mandarins, that was considered strange. However, now I see mandarin juice all the time in the shops.
So this is how to make one clucky hen very happy, if a little bemused to what happened overnight! This hen (Little Banty to her friends) has been clucky for so long I decided to do something about it. As the rooster we have is her sibling, we can't go that way! In the past I have bought some fertile eggs and put them under her, but only one hatched and he consequently died, so that was a bit of an expensive exercise.
I bought some 1 day old chickens and put them under her at night. The breeder seemed to think that it would work, but didn't totally guarantee it, so she advised to be prepared to have to take them back out again and keep them under a lamp if she rejected them. Not a chance! Little Banty loves them and straight away fluffed up and tucked them under her wings.
They are all bantams - the breeds being Silky (hopefully one lavender, one buff) Pekin (black) and Light Sussex (white with black). They all seem to be doing well. I'm hoping to start a little bantam flock.
These two are still getting a lot of attention too!
cheers for now Wendy