We have had a really hot month of May, with temperatures shooting above 30°C and breaking records for hottest temperatures (for the time of year) over the last 70 years! My hens don’t like the really hot weather. It either puts them off their laying or it makes them go all broody . . . and as a result, the egg-count is down this Month. A total of only 45.
Miranda 9; Miss Marple 16 and Miss Moneypenny, the winner yet again, with 20.
On a brighter note, the hot weather has meant lots of fruit ripening. We’ve been stuffing our faces with home-grown strawberries, and also with cherries, from our orchard.
Last year weather was really wet and we didn’t see a proper cherry harvest, so this year, we’re making the most of it. I’ve already got some stashed away in the freezer, so I can make some delicious fruit crumbles this winter . . . we’’re going to eat the rest fresh as they come.