• Week in review: 36 [2019]

    I love gardening best at this time of the year. There’s less growing that I hate disturbing. It’s not too hot. I like to be warm, sure, but not overheated. There’s just something about autumn that I love so look…

  • Week in review: 31 [2019]

    Two weeks missed on updates because of absence but I can assure you the garden kept on growing while this blog waited patiently! We’re all back from holiday now. Still in the slightly unusual pattern of summer holidays with Robin…

  • grow: snow chickens

    So last week we missed a grow post and since then there have been some clues about how the Great British Snow of 2018 went for us. Without any further ado, now we’ve had some time to recover from it,…

  • Cold weather on the way

    A very cold weather snap is due in the UK over the next few days. This is probably because I declared we didn’t need an extreme weather kit for our chicken coop until next winter. Sorry, everyone, clearly my fault.…

  • 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…

  • Chicken arrival!

    So our chicken plans have actually happened! We are all tremendously excited and so are many of our friends.