Wednesday 28 September 2011

Tags: Learn how to keep chickens at homeDownload Blagger's first eBook, How to Keep Chickens at Home.Chickens are the perfect addition to even a small garden. They're easy to keep and provide you with eggs. This book has all you need to know, from the team behind this web site. Find out more at blagger.co.uk/keepchickensathome [...] Related posts:

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Tuesday 27 September 2011

Tags: Learn how to keep chickens at homeDownload Blagger's first eBook, How to Keep Chickens at Home.Chickens are the perfect addition to even a small garden. They're easy to keep and provide you with eggs. This book has all you need to know, from the team behind this web site. Find out more at blagger.co.uk/keepchickensathome [...] Related posts:

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Tuesday 06 September 2011

We did something at the weekend that was long overdue. We finished cutting down the dead ivy that had been smothering one of our trees, and in the process discovered what a good thing it had been for the rhubarb. Our rhubarb has never been particularly happy where I planted it alongside the chicken run. [...] Related posts:

  1. We’ve planted some rhubarb
  2. Our rhubarb has made it through the winter
  3. The rhubarb is shooting

Tuesday 09 August 2011

The crabapple tree has really come into its own this year. Last year it gave us enough apples to look good when in fruit and to make a small quantity of jam, but this year it really went to town. The top branches were bent right over with the weight of the delicate pink and [...] Related posts:

  1. A bumper apple harvest
  2. A hedgerow harvest
  3. Trying our hand at pear cider

Monday 04 July 2011

If you ever thought keeping chickens was an idyllic life of waking to their gently clucking and collecting fresh eggs for breakfast – and nothing more – then think again. Chickens are well-known cannibals. If any other bird in the flock has a prolapse and you don’t get to it quick enough they’ll peck at [...] Related posts:

  1. The new chickens are settling in
  2. Gabby the chicken heads for the coop in the clouds
  3. Barbara chicken falls off her perch

Thursday 19 May 2011

I‘m still digging up potatoes from last year’s crop. They’re giving themselves away by starting to sprout, and shooting long stems and thick green leaves up through the soil. It’s a bit galling pulling them all up as they would have made good eaters if they hadn’t started shooting, and I can’t help wondering how [...] Related posts:

  1. This year’s potatoes are champions
  2. The potatoes have started
  3. The artichokes are rising… and so are the errant potatoes

Sunday 15 May 2011

We’ve just eaten the first of this year’s crops. Admittedly it was only lettuce, but we celebrated by pulling up three whole baby heads, dousing them with some dressing and eating them with half a lunchtime pizza each. Sadly no tomatoes to go with it yet. Learn how to keep chickens at homeDownload Blagger's first [...] Related posts:

  1. Loving the lettuce
  2. Planting beans, lettuce and sunflowers
  3. Caterpillars, butterflies and slugs

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Already, our tomatoes were starting to look cramped in their little 9cm pots. It’s only a couple of weeks since we moved them from the kitchen windowsill out into the greenhouse, so I didn’t think we’d be doing this so quickly. Nonetheless today we transplanted nine of the finest specimens into the larger pots where [...] Related posts:

  1. The last tomatoes and raspberries
  2. Babies
  3. Replanting the strawberry patch

Saturday 07 May 2011

We’re growing artichokes for the first time this year. Why? Because we had them when we were out for dinner a few months back and loved them. Neither of us had ever eaten them before, and we actually thought they were potatoes when they turned up. Not surprising, really. They looked like potatoes in the [...] Related posts:

  1. This year’s potatoes are champions
  2. Growing potatoes in bags
  3. The potatoes have started

Monday 02 May 2011

The chickens have had a tough few months. They’ve taken to pecking each other – not in the friendly, gentle way they do when they’re mutually grooming, but in a quite vicious manner. Some of them have lost a serious number of feathers and are starting to get sunburned. There’s a ringleader – one of [...] Related posts:

  1. Establishing a pecking order
  2. Floods
  3. Peace has broken out in the coop

Friday 04 March 2011

Our first crop of rhubarb could be on the way as our roots made it through the winter and are shooting up their first spears of the new season. Related posts:

  1. The rhubarb is shooting
  2. We’ve planted some rhubarb
  3. We bag some bargain rhubarb for the garden

Tuesday 01 March 2011

Spring may be on the way, but it's not quite time to be planting in the plot. We're busy preparing for the growing season, though, starting with a thorough clean of the greenhouse glass. Related posts:

  1. Spring cleaning the greenhouse
  2. How to use a paraffin greenhouse heater
  3. Clearing out the greenhouse

Sunday 27 February 2011

We return from a week away to discover that one of our favourite chickens has died and another has a prolapse. It's been a tough few months for our flock. Related posts:

  1. One chicken, one prolapse, one tube of Germoloids… ugh.
  2. Another chicken pops out… from behind
  3. The new feeder and drinker are saving both waste and time

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Tags: Learn how to keep chickens at homeDownload Blagger's first eBook, How to Keep Chickens at Home.Chickens are the perfect addition to even a small garden. They're easy to keep and provide you with eggs. This book has all you need to know, from the team behind this web site. Find out more at blagger.co.uk/keepchickensathome [...] Related posts:

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Friday 18 February 2011

A well-timed power cut this afternoon stopped my work in its tracks. Not such a good thing when I had so much to get done this afternoon, but in other ways perfect considering the need to bottle the grape wine had been playing at the back of my mind. I’d promised Chris, next door, that [...] Related posts:

  1. We bottle the nettle wine
  2. Drinking the home brewed wine
  3. We’ve opened our first plum wine

Sunday 13 February 2011

Our strawberries have made it through winter stronger and more numerous than ever, so I took advantage of the dry weather to replant all the free children plants. Related posts:

  1. Replanting the strawberry patch
  2. Second-year strawberries
  3. Strawberries

Sunday 06 February 2011

A long time away from yoghurt making has seen us forget the most basic rules of the craft, with predictably poor results. Related posts:

  1. Yoghurt win!
  2. We try our hand at homemade yoghurt
  3. We try cheese

Monday 24 January 2011

Tags: Learn how to keep chickens at homeDownload Blagger's first eBook, How to Keep Chickens at Home.Chickens are the perfect addition to even a small garden. They're easy to keep and provide you with eggs. This book has all you need to know, from the team behind this web site. Find out more at blagger.co.uk/keepchickensathome [...] Related posts:

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Sunday 23 January 2011

Our favourite chicken was puffed up and sleepy, so we were pretty sure she didn't have much longer to live, but her death was still cause for sadness in the coop. Related posts:

  1. Barbara chicken falls off her perch
  2. One chicken, one prolapse, one tube of Germoloids… ugh.
  3. Peace has broken out in the coop

Friday 21 January 2011

Tags: Learn how to keep chickens at homeDownload Blagger's first eBook, How to Keep Chickens at Home.Chickens are the perfect addition to even a small garden. They're easy to keep and provide you with eggs. This book has all you need to know, from the team behind this web site. Find out more at blagger.co.uk/keepchickensathome [...] Related posts:

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