A lovely day, from sunrise to sunset .. Very little soil is dug here these days, but there is satisfaction in preparing beds for taking cuttings for making more baby trees this month, along with setting other old weedy beds up for later in the year. Juicy worms were rehomed carefully:) More Living Larders to be given life.. 🌳🌿🌞🐝🐔 And giving thanks for the slow recovery from fibromyalgia that allows me to be outside working in the sun. Birds are sunbathing too.
Our delightful wee quail are back into lay ..well they have been for a bit now but been pigging out on the scrummy eggs for ourselves over the festives !! we will share now !!
2 boxes of quail eggs for sale today .. £3 for a dozen
I am going to make some baby Scotch eggs with a few others today .. yum
Across the country we need more local abattoirs AND more local butchery and storage facilities.. its not enough to be able to kill, we need facilities to hang for the best amount of time, and butchery to then make the best of the meat we have produced, for feeding ourselves, or selling to our local community.
https://www.localabattoirs.com/ : Local, traceable meat is only possible with smaller local abattoirs No smaller, local abattoirs means no local, traceable meat The UK’s vital network of smaller local abattoirs is an essential part of the infrastructure for the supply of local meat. Farmers, butchers and caterers all rely on them. We must ensure their continued viability Our Purpose The purpose of the Campaign For Local Abattoirs is to help ensure a sustainable future for a UK-wide network of smaller local abattoirs, through lobbying the UK governments to take urgent action, and by working with the industry and governments to find longer-term solutions to the problems facing the sector, including enabling the establishment of mobile abattoirs for on-farm slaughter. Report from 2018 http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Re-localising-farm-animal-slaughter.pdf
We are going to be planting and mulching our young hedgerow and copses of trees for some years to come, so will be happy to take old Christmas trees when the decorations come down to add to our chipping piles. It is great for them to be benefiting soils in the decades to come.