I thought I’d have a go at hand dyeing some yarn. Last year… probably about May time (so 18 months ago), I bought some undyed yarn from eBay ready to experiment with a wonderful picture I’d seen on Pinterest using Kool-aid and Ice-cubes. I dyed two skeins, as per the instructions and it was a… Read More Hand Dyeing Yarn
I took a few minutes yesterday when the sun was shining to look around the garden and see the signs of Autumn which is fast approaching. Armed with my new lens, and about 10 minutes, I managed to take these photos. I love the inside of the sunflower, and the water on the euphorbia are… Read More Autumn is on its way
This is not the blog post I had planned after such a long absence. I’m very sad to say Dhlyis sadly passed away yesterday. She was one of my first ever girls, bought all the way back in March 2006. Back in those days I had a different blog, which was mainly about the girls… Read More Dhylis
I’m very excited to share with you our new arrivals…….. Three gorgeous little chicks! They were at the local day nursery, hatching eggs to chicks, then they were heading back to the farm. But I asked if we could have them, and grow them up. We had some very sad news, My big girls seen in… Read More New chicks – and their names
About a month ago I looked in the chicken coop and realised that my flock (I use the word lightly!), had been depleted. We only had 4 big girls left and weren’t getting any eggs!!! So a trip to Thornes, which is affectionately known as “The Chicken Place” in our house, bright and early one… Read More Introducing the new girls……
I’ve mentioned my girls before, they live at the bottom of the garden in a bright purple eglu. Then they have a huge run to walk around and generally peck at the ground all day. During the summer to protect my garden, they stay in the run, but when the veggies are almost finished in… Read More The chickens are out!!!!
Here is the UK I’m told we are lucky to have 4 distinct seasons – but personally I’m so over winter it’s silly, and spring is here – well trying to be! I went a bit crazy with a bulb catalogue in the autumn, spent over £100 on bulbs which seems like a good idea… Read More Finally some decent weather
I sit here not quite knowing how to write this. We’ve had an imposter chicken in our midst. Daley – has been happily taking credit for laying the blue eggs for about 2 years now. I’ve been up there thanking her every time a blue egg has been laid. Then at the weekend we made… Read More Chickens and eggs – which came first?
This week has flown by, I remember sitting here at this silly hour of the morning sharing my sunrises lat week while the house slept…. and here I am again! Monty and Luna (who I still need to introduce) have been walked, and I’m sat in my (what is turning in usual) Saturday morning spot… Read More Spring, a cheeky chook and sneaky peak and the 'Other hat'