Category Archives: Gardening

Learning to fly

I’ve written at length about our hens. What I may not have mentioned is that last year we got a hive, and some bees to go in it. ┬áThe bees did what bees do, and we had a few jars … Continue reading

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I’m still standing

Big Vet doesn’t want you to read this post. Chickens, famously, do not have teeth. Instead they have gizzards, A gizzard is a kind of bag betwixt beak and stomach in which foodstuff is ground by little bits of stone … Continue reading

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The Country Life

I set up a WhatsApp group for the locals, so I can let them know when I have eggs available. “Hello Richard!” they’ll message, “Any eggs available today?” At this time of year, with an average of 4 eggs daily, … Continue reading

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Country House

It’s March, and that means there’s far too much stuff to do in the garden. A few years ago we went to a PYO and got a pumpkin (or 12, whatever). It was a Blue Hubbard, and we saved the … Continue reading

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