I was lucky enough to be invited to Gardener’s World Live at the NEC Birmingham a few weeks ago. It was a fantastic day, despite the scorching heat and very long drive, and I had an amazing time. The show gardens were fabulous and absolutely chock full of inspiration, especially for small spaces. But I think…… Continue reading Gardener’s World Live
My quail finally started laying again yesterday after their (long) winter hiatus so I thought I would write a little bit about how to use different kinds of eggs in baking and cooking. Lots of people can find the differences daunting but it’s actually pretty simple. I keep quail and bantam hens and a friend…… Continue reading Eggs is eggs
It’s bad news for the girls as DEFRA have announced today that the 30 day Prevention Zone that was due to come to an end on Friday will now be extended until at least the 28th February. This follows the discovery of birds infected with the highly contagious H5N8 strain in England, Scotland and Wales…… Continue reading Bird Flu: DEFRA Prevention Zone Extended
I’m very proud of Pepper and Riri, both are now laying nearly an egg a day. They’re being much more reliable than I had thought that they would be. I love popping out to see if I have any eggs to collect. They’ve been absolute stars about laying in the nest boxes, both at home…… Continue reading The Chickens Are Laying!
When I first got my allotment,in fact, one of the deciding factors in signing up to begin with, was chickens. I could finally keep chickens! We’d had hens when I was a kid and I had always yearned after keeping them again, the idea of chicken cuddles and fresh eggs was a great motivator. And so…… Continue reading The Chicken Coop Saga
This blog is all about charting the changes I’ve been making to my lifestyle over the last six months and the developments that are yet to come. I hope to be happier, more in tune with my environment and more self sufficient. The last six months have been a roller coaster and nothing has helped…… Continue reading Welcome!