And Sow it Begins

I came home from hospital last weekend, my body is tired and sore but getting a little stronger every day. I ended up needing more surgery than expected which has set my recovery back with one thing or another but I am getting there, slowly. I miss spending time with the chickens and of course … Continue reading And Sow it Begins

Sowing in the Wind

The weather has been very blustery since yesterday and it looks set to continue today. The chickens are not fans of the wind blowing up their skirts, especially the fluffy gang... The sun was shining earlier so I got on with planting broad beans in the cold wind. I don't mind so much when I'm … Continue reading Sowing in the Wind

Chicken Moult

chicken moult

Around this time of year, when our chickens are going through their late autumn moult, coops and pens resemble a chicken crime scene. Huge bundles of feathers strewn everywhere! For the new chicken keeper, experiencing chicken moult can be alarming! When your flock decide it's time for a change of clothes feathers literally drop out overnight - … Continue reading Chicken Moult

Blueberries in November

Earlier this year we planted our first blueberry bushes in lovely old bath tubs. I wasn't expecting much from their first growing year to be honest, but was happily proved wrong. Two blueberry bushes provided steady pickings throughout summer right through to autumn, enough to keep the blueberry fans of the family satisfied. It's now … Continue reading Blueberries in November

Bringing in the Beans

One of my garden jobs this month has been picking beans and bringing them in to shell. We grew 6 different climbing bean varieties this year, each were chosen for their interesting looks, cropping times and versatility. Us Brits usually pick our beans young and small eating them pod and all while tender, but older tough pods … Continue reading Bringing in the Beans