So a while back I mentioned that I was thinking of growing squashes in the garden of a friend's elderly mum. She lives out in the Norfolk Broads and has a really big, lovely garden but the far end isn't really used for much these days as she can't look after it very well. My friend Liz and her fella had sown lawn seed the last couple of years to make it easier to keep tidy, that the neighbour kindly mows.
When I said I was looking for more land to grow food she offered up her mum's bit of garden up the back (very generous!). As it's quite far from here I knew I wouldn't be going over very often, so decided to grow squashes and hoped they would look after themselves.
These ladies and their siblings live next door and pop into the garden all the time (much to the dismay of Liz's mum who doesn't like them scratching around her flower beds). They're full grown now and I love seeing them run around (sorry Liz's mum!). Also, there has been virtually no damage to my plants and hardly and weeds have grown, so I put that down to the chooks.
Well, I probably should have split that into two posts but what hell eh.
Thanks for getting to the end!