Twas the night before Christmas, and I have finally found the time to write, and it will probably be my last post in 2018. We've gone from frozen temperatures to sopping wet 10°C in the garden this month. At the beginning of the month it was so cold, the water in the chicken coop froze … Continue reading And Then There Were Three…
I woke up this morning to a frosted garden. I knew it was coming, but this must be a first, so late in November. The sun came out and its blue skies today but the frost is still clinging in the shady parts of the garden. The water in the chicken coop was frozen, as … Continue reading Frosted Garden
By the look of the disiduious trees here and especially my Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura Tree), which is always the very first to lose it's leaves in my garden, though no longer full in leaf, it has not dropped them all...yet. So time is ticking and Autumn will soon arrive. So just the right time to … Continue reading Not Quite Autumn
Today I found three eggs in the nest hut.. Yippee! Another hen is now laying! Two hens are producing light brown eggs. The first to lay produces more cream coloured eggs as you can see here. I have been wanting to record the egg song, but have been at work when it happens. Tomorrow … Continue reading 🎼🎶 Three hens a-laying🐓🐓🐓
I have been letting the chickens out to roam in the garden first thing in the morning before going to work. Well, I came back on Wednesday to find all the tomatoes had been eaten from the bottom up and only the ones they couldn't reach were spared. It is probably my fault for introducing … Continue reading They Found The Tomatoes…
My flock arrived last Sunday, I must have mistaken the Sunday he meant. Thankfully he rang me ahead of time, so I quickly filled the water and feeder. We put them straight into the coop and after they had all sussed each other out, they flew up to the roost to sleep, except one, who … Continue reading My Flock Is Here
This week all my bedding and the last two tension bars I needed for the run fencing, turned up in the post, so I am well on my way of meeting my deadline on the 12th of this month... chicken market day! So here are the results..... It rained today but sunday looks good and … Continue reading The Coop Is Done!
June started wet, so I haven't been doing much gardening and was only able to work on the coop intermittently. Weeding the garden today I found 3 rogue tomatoes growing on two beds not designated for tomatoes. First I thought they were weeds or imposters. But smelling the leaves, gave them away. That's right I … Continue reading Rogue Tomatoes?
I have secretly always wanted to have my own chickens. It's not just about the eggs or soup from an outlayed chicken or the fertilizer they produce, or their weird and sometimes funny nature. It's about all of it...but the thought still scares me a bit. Four years ago I made my first attempt at … Continue reading Shed To Coop Project