our first (totally) home bred bantams hatched on the weekend!
Although Little Banty is a proven foster mother (just click on the bantam link on sidebar).
these are the first ones from the Pekin bantams that she in turn raised.
So thrilled! Let's just hope we have snake-proofed the pen enough.
The funny part is that the three eggs sat for about 10 days in the egg bowl with the others in the kitchen before I decided to have a go at hatching (gross! said my son - we could have eaten them).
How wonderful is Nature - just had to place them under Little Banty and 21 days later out they popped!
Oh - in case you are wondering why I don't let her raise her own eggs ...... well our Rooster at Stud, Little Dandy ....... is her brother. I'm no genius of genetics, but it doesn't seem right somehow.
cheers for now
Samantha – I think you are probably right about the rocks, however after years of trying to build our soil up from clay, it’s great just to be growing carrots at all!
librarygirl – thanks for the inspiring recipe!
Sue Grier – I’d be interested to hear about any olive oil soap you make Sue.
Maria – good luck with the vine. We might try more with the gardening soon too.
Fiona from Arbordale Farm – good point about the carrots. I think there must be so much wastage because consumers will only buy perfect produce.
Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue – it all worked out well in the end. We should get a bit more diligent with our gardening though I think.
delia hornbook - thanks Delia! They are cute carrots aren’t they!?
veggiegobbler – I’m sure you’re carrots will be fine VG – make sure you post photos!