Tuesday, 6 January 2015

January 2015

Well i feel apologies are needed for those who follow our Blog. Last year went in a flash and with trying to keep up with Facebook, Twitter and Adventure 21 we seem to have neglected our blog.

So in 2015 we will try to do better and keep you informed of whats going on month to month at Adventure 21.

Some people ask what we do when we are not out doing Adventure activities. Well in short, everyone needs a hobby and mine is Chickens and Farming. I'm lucky to have friends who own and run Wilcocks farm and caravan site.

Adventure 21 have used the farm as a base for ArcheryRifle shooting and Team building events so we have been friends for some time and a couple of years ago i started looking for a new hobby outside of the usual Adventure activities. I had been helping out on the farm for some year's, coming in to help with lambing at busy times, so the farm seemed a good place to start.

Far left, Harvey from Adventure 21, Middle Farmer Dave and far right grumpy Johnny from Adventure 21 helping packing fleece's during the sheep shearing.

One of the areas which started to interest me was the hen's. Having never had any experience around poultry it was all new and just by chance a friend of mine, John, in Coniston, in the Lake District had just hatched out some Silkies and was selling an Brinsea incubator. Along with some egg's i received from a friend at the farm i hatched my first eggs in September 2013.

Four white Silkie cockerels and one little black Silkie
Things have now grown and i have become a little addicted to the hens. We have over 40 mixed breads who all life happily together, most of the time!

This is me with Little Mo, a Well-summer bantam who  was the only one out of a batch of eggs.
Daisy the yew is more than happy sharing food with the hen's

The farm is a total contrast to the Adventure Activities but its a great way to relax after a few days of climbing up hills or jumping of cliff's, which although great fun, is hard graft.

Four of my Silkies with two Bearded Silkies that we adopted

A pet lamb with my hat on.

Ok so next month we will be back on to Adventure and whats been happening at Adventure 21. Unless that is, you have enjoyed the insight into our free time.