As you may have seen from our previous posts the construction of the polytunnel has taken a while (due to some terribly wet weather), so when we finally had a dry spell it was all hands on deck! Many thanks to Theo’s parents Hugh and Alison, and to Rodney who we couldn’t have done it without. Getting the…… Continue reading Tunnel Vision
While we waited for the weather to clear up we decided to give some of our plants a head start inside. What started off as a few chilli and pepper seeds germinating on the kitchen table soon became too many trays of baby plants to fit on the available surfaces. It was time to harden…… Continue reading Absolutely Potty!
Whilst winter was the time for cleaning out the greenhouse and pouring over seed catalogues to find the tastiest crops, the welcome arrival of spring has seen us step up a gear. Not only did we get our livestock enclosure up and filled with chickens, we started getting ready for the poly-tunnel to go up.…… Continue reading Spring into action!
Once we had our lovely hen house and pen ready (full story here) we started enquiring about chickens. We found a superb breeder on Gumtree who had a variety of pullets (baby chickens) available that were just coming in to lay. We had decided on the Rhode Island Red (RIR), an American breed known to…… Continue reading Starting Small (holdings)
We started our livestock adventure by clearing a patch of disused land in preparation for our new chickens. Unfortunately our patch of land sits between two (muddy) ditches and the neighbours’ fence. Oh, and it was covered in brambles that were older than us! After two days of splashing around in the mud and a…… Continue reading Getting Stuck In (the mud!)
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