A White Christmas?

We've had an unusual cold snap. Outside it was 11degC (it had gotten down to 2degC overnight) and frigid rain was falling. It isn't autumn or winter here. I found myself making Christmas decorations with the fire going and listening to 'White Christmas', 10 days out from the first month of Summer, and I thought,…

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Juggling in And Out of The Garden

It is hard to write a blog post about the garden at the moment without using the 's' word and the 'b' word: slow and behind. I'm still playing catch-up in a busy season. Who needs to fold washing when you can have a self-serve for the family on the couch? It also seems to…

In Which The Incubator Gives us Some Chicks

The chick hatching trial run is complete. After much patience and checking through the windows, our first little incubator chick hatched last Saturday. Quite fittingly, it was one of the Australorps. A black one. The other two Australorps pipped (broke a small hole the shell) and followed suit the same day, but the three Dorking…