While we Were Away & Since We’ve Been Back

While we were away, the chickens did not die. Woohoo! Neither did they run away, incapacitate themselves or fall into the grips of illness. Frodo did manage to escape into the Vege Garden one day, but didn't cause too much damage. The hens even managed to lay in the new coop. I wasn't expecting them…

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The High Country Tugs on my Heartstrings

We are back from a lovely holiday in Canterbury and I finally have time to do a blog post. Well, I mean, I have finally waded through the hundreds of photos to select 'a few' *cough* to share with you. Mountains of snow have been swapped for mountains of housework, The Husband ripped his finger…

Gardening in a Wet Winter

I'm not on entirely good terms with this wet winter. I would rather have cold mornings that give rise to sunny days than continuously soggy ground, but we have to make the most of what is given to us and find other things to do. Once the big wooden planter was freed from the blackcurrant…

The Husband Has a New Obsession

I think The Husband has a problem. He's obsessed with the chunky pallets. He arrived home one day with ANOTHER van load of them. He hadn't even finished prepping the last (third) pile for the fire and now he has another pallet pile out the front! And now he knows what day of the week…