"Releasing the baby chicks from their nursery"
The chicks that hatched at the start of June were the first ever chickens that James and I hatched on our smallholding. It is incredible just how fast they are growing up! They spent the first 4 weeks in their baby brooder indoors and now the last week inside the nursery shed that James has cobbled up using some leftover wire net and pieces of wood. Today, however, we decided that it would be good to release them so they get used to the large field and start free-ranging. Little by little this smallholding is becoming nice and established and with that we are inching closer and closer to our dream of self-sufficiency!