Category Archives: Chickens

Planting tulips and band recording

What a lovely sunny weekend we just had. Spent huge chunks of it outside. Have also been to a couple of quality gigs. On Friday night we went to see Findlay Napier at the Big Comfy Bookshop in Coventry. It’s … Continue reading

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Spring sowings and stuff

I’ve been back at work a week and a half now and the holiday seems like eons ago. Got lots done though, including set up new veg plot for Jethro and Hannah – now growing them some plants to put … Continue reading

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What to do with 175 tomato plants?

See. the packet of seed was 2 years old this year – and that’s my rule to avoid non-germination disappointment. 2 years and then chuck them away. So, I thought, may as well sow them all. Then I sat down … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning (and tidying)

First of all to write about what I’ve just done because I’m dead pleased with it! I’m not very good at pruning my ornamentals – never know when to do what. So unless Monty tells me on a Friday night, … Continue reading

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Great Garden Plans 2012

Early in 2012, we decided to put the veg beds under cover in order to concentrate on a few projects – like getting the back garden and courtyard sorted. But then, when we thought about it, there were loads of … Continue reading

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Getting back into it

Wow – I remembered the username and password to get back on here. Amazing! Well, things didn’t go as planned this summer – we realised quite early on that our kids needed lots of support through a tough exam year … Continue reading

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Raising chickens for meat

Can’t remember if I mentioned it or not, but we were experimenting with raising chickens for meat. I decided last winter that I wanted some Light Sussex to breed and raise for meat – these rare breeds are pretty and … Continue reading

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Herb gardens old and new

Actually, before I launch into talking about my new and old herb garden, the main news this month is that I have new chickens. The idea is to breed meat birds from them – I’ll keep you posted with how … Continue reading

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