One week of chickens

 One week later…

It’s been one week since our chickens arrived in our newly constructed chicken zone.

In just one week

  • we learned not to mix treat food with layers pellets as they dig out the pellets messily to eat the treat food
  • remembered to put grit out for them
  • marvelled at how well they have settled in
  • introduced one of our two dogs very carefully
  • been delighted to see the chickens every single day
  • Robin now gets ready for school in less than 5 minutes in order to rush outside and open the pophole every day (this is nothing less than extraordinary)
  • collected no less than 9 eggs!
  • eaten the most delicious omelette
  • named all our chickens

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Reducing plastic use: 3 item swaps!

In the UK this month there has been some media coverage of reducing plastic use. The Government has vowed to eliminate UK’s plastic waste by 2042 (follow this link to see coverage from The Independent). A major retailer (Iceland) has been the first to commit to remove plastic packaging from their own brand products by 2023 (follow this link to see coverage from The Telegraph).

Here at Grow, Make, Mend reducing plastic use was already one of our intentions – we talk about it in First Steps. We’ve been working on it a bit last year and this year marks the start of a determined effort.

Here are three of our changes so far. Continue reading “Reducing plastic use: 3 item swaps!”