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Blog - Part 12

Mr D’Arcy


We have another cockeral, a neigbour had a spare who was needing a new home so we took him in, he’s a white the same as the hens and is named Mr D’Arcy. Both cockerals have not had their wings … Read More

The Trench


It’s complete, digging the trench all around to bury the edge of the cover was back breaking but it was worth it. Now all we need are some seeds – first in will be lettuce.

Poly Tunnel


The poly tunnel arrived before Christmas but we have only just got around to putting it up, all the hoops are in place now it’s just a case of putting on the cover.

Trusty Howard 350


The trusty Howard 350, with it’s new engine it has a new lease of life, it’s next job will be to clear an area for the poly tunnel.

Freshly Laid Eggs


This looks hopeful, we are getting about four eggs a day at the moment, we are advised this should go up as the days get longer. The eggs are worth waiting for, when cooked they stand up like a dome … Read More



We have been given a cockeral who has been named Charlie. He exhausted himself by pestering all the hens as soon as he was introduced, Two hours later we found him being pestered by the hens. Unfortunately this has left … Read More

The Ladies


Welcome to the ‘Ladies’ as they are called, eight Suffolk White layers all ready to provide us with fresh eggs.

The Chicken Hut


The chickens will be arriving soon so getting the run and accomodation completed has been a priority. The brick built hut should make a cosy home, hopefully fox proof to keep our first livestock safe.



This is Tabitha’s friend Skittles, she also came from the charity. Her name was given to her by the vets who named her and three sisters after sweets. Both cats are feral so we don’t get cuddles but Skittles is … Read More



Tabitha was supplied by a cat charity who provide homes for working cats, she is a bit elusive at the moment.

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