2019 Grow, Make, Mend

Hello, 2019.

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”

grow, make, mend: 10 busy days

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”

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.  In a desperate attempt to win back some sunny weather, I’ve ordered the extreme weather gear.

~ Suse

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

Continue reading “One week of chickens”