It has been a beautiful day here in Cornwall! The sun has shone all day and you could almost imagine that summer might be drawing near… if it weren’t for that chilly wind that just will not desist! Ashley and I started our day in the front garden; Ashley potting on his beloved Foxglove plants…Continue reading Sunshine and Flowers
The first year on our allotment and chicken keeping has taught us many things, here are 5 that spring to mind: You can’t plant leeks too deeply… I thought I had planted last years plenty deep enough, but there’s not much white ‘stem’ on them and the exposed tops have really suffered over winter. If…Continue reading 5 Things I’ve learned…
This is Penny, the newest addition to the garden! She’s a pretty thing, isn’t she?! Unfortunately, ‘Red’ passed away a few weeks ago but soon after, this little lady was offered to us. She’s fairly young and had just started laying before we got her. Penny has been friendly from the start and will…Continue reading Meet Penny!
As you may have seen, we have two chickens that we keep at home in our garden. I thought I’d take you through what we do with the chickens on a daily basis. During the summer months, we don’t tend to shut the chicken house up at night. This is to help with ventilation and…Continue reading A day with the chickens
I mainly use my citrus cleaner in the chicken house as it is all natural and shouldn’t harm the chickens. I read about it first in a chicken keeping magazine that we purchased when we first got the girls. I spray the onside of the chicken house, give it a good scrub then rinse it…Continue reading Citrus cleaner
These 2 eggs were laid just this morning by our chickens and they seemed the perfect thing to have for lunch! I love poached eggs, but used to have terrible trouble stopping the eggs from disintegrating in the pan. I tried swirling the water, vinegar in the water, both, and anything else anyone suggested. If nothing else,…Continue reading Perfect poachers
When we first talked about getting a couple of chickens for the purpose of getting eggs from them, I was a bit put off at the thought of having to scrub chicken poo off of them before use. As you can see from these beauties (collected today), that’s not always the case! In fact, it’s…Continue reading Fresh eggs
Well hello to you! Thank you for visiting my blog! Today has been a dreary day here in Cornwall so I haven’t been down on the allotment and the chickens are hiding from the wind and rain. They are good girls though, 2 eggs provided today. So I’ve spent today making some plans for this…Continue reading My first blog post!