January 28th 2016 I decided to start a blog as a practice and discipline to make me write on a regular basis. I had no real idea which direction it would take, how often I would write, who, if any, would read it, and how long it would last. Just under a year later and … More My Year in Pictures
The dog has now eaten so much of the hens’ magic laying food I’m expecting her to start laying eggs any day. …. … More Keeping chickens and dogs.
Monday was BOILING (Tuesday too). I blogged earlier in the week about how it was almost too hot but it was certainly a great day for gardening in your wellies. The sun shone and shone and this local field is full of the humble dandelion, turning the ordinary into the extra ordinary. This is the … More My Week in Pictures
It’s been a great morning of micro achievements today such as Go and vote √ (or maybe that should be X) Take Tech Support Son for his first ever vote √ Finish much procrastinated business plan due to life getting in the way and having to visit Miss Lashes last week. √ Think up excuse … More Green fingers….Or perhaps not.
The chickens are running riot. I’m having all manner of trouble with them and thinking of showing them a packet of bread sauce as a severe warning. They keep finding their way over the wall into next doors garden and after having to round them up before work a few weeks ago in best clothes and heels I … More Three chickens for sale!
Q. Why did the chicken cross the road? A. Because seemingly there was a square inch of garden on the other side that they hadn’t pooped on yet. Yes readers I’m now living the n̶i̶g̶h̶t̶m̶a̶r̶e̶ dream and am a fully fledged keeper of three much longed for chickens. Following one or two false starts where … More Living the dream.
Forget what I said about a hen whisperer yesterday, I’m going to have to go large and get Dr. Dolittle. I honestly couldn’t write this mornings escapade as fiction. I decided I would get the sitting room stove prepared so that all I had to do later on this afternoon was light it. I opened the … More How to get rid of unwanted visitors
I need a hen whisperer and perhaps one for the dog too. I’ve been having animal issues all day today. Along with the hens regular laying success (at last!) they seem to have a new found sense of adventure. I opened the front door to find one on the door step today just about … More Animals misbehave
I continue to be so grateful to all of you for reading this blog and giving such wonderful feedback, whether it’s commenting on here, emailing or speaking to me in person or on the phone. I value all your support and after 5 weeks blogging I was both delighted and humbled with stats counts of … More Your views and my thank-you’s
Orkney Beef is in big trouble, so is his side kick Dixie Chuck. They share a mutual interest in country music, dogs and winding me up. I get a lot of stick from them both on Facebook but today they took it to a new level. I returned home from work and as usual went … More Cracking jokes