Hello, 2019. Yes, we’re still here!
Blog entries on this site dried up by mid 2018. I’d forgive you if you thought we had gone away. Much like our garden in the summer heatwave! Those of you who were watching the Instagram feed page will have noticed that Instagram was really working for us, whereas this blog got a bit overwhelming.
So what’s going to happen in the year ahead? Key Instagram posts are going to appear here on the blog too. Thank you to If This Than That for some nifty automation. I’ll be popping back here every few weeks at the most to add some original content. Getting some priorities right for the year ahead!
In the meantime, keep reading to find out more about what happened in our garden throughout last year. Continue reading “2019 Grow, Make, Mend”
It seems like only yesterday I was sitting outside, planting our first potatoes of 2018 while Robin played football enthusiastically on the lawn. And here I am, dutifully reporting that we have now done our second potato planting! Continue reading “grow: second potato planting”
Hello and welcome to the slightly belated March 2018 State of the Garden post. Delay due to truly awful weather in March and the beginning of April, leading to much catch up. In short we’ve been doing rather than posting lately! Continue reading “March 2018 State of the Garden”
It’s been very quiet up here on the blog but don’t worry, we haven’t quit. We enjoyed 10 busy days off work over the Easter holidays. Those of you who follow along on Instagram will have seen some of the story as it unfolded. Here’s a quick catch up in case you missed it. Continue reading “grow, make, mend: 10 busy days”
We have nearly made it to the end of our third month of growing, making and mending. Our first potato planting was on Saturday! Continue reading “grow: first potato planting, and more!”
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, here is the tale of our Snow Chickens. Continue reading “grow: snow chickens”
Here is the February 2018 State of the Garden update. Continue reading “February 2018 State of the Garden”
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. In a desperate attempt to win back some sunny weather, I’ve ordered the extreme weather gear.
Come on over to our Pinterest grow concept board to have a look at what inspires us visually!
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
Continue reading “One week of chickens”