In Which we Say Goodbye to The Dorkings

The Dorking hens, Moppet and Mittens have left the homestead. I had been thinking about what to do with them since I couldn't keep them with the main Australorp flock all the time, due to over-attention from the big roosters. We are limited with space and it wasn't practical to keep them in their own…

Making Time For Rest

Rest? What is this rest? Somewhere along the journey of motherhood I forgot how to rest and relax properly. What little time I had to myself was spent doing as much as possible: housework, gardening, producing crops, harvesting, preserving, chicken keeping, DIY projects, knitting and more. All of these things are good and some of…

We’re a Bit All Over The Place

The Garden The Vege Garden isn't much to look at at the moment, but hey, it could be worse! There are a few crops scattered around and most of the beds are mulched with old chicken bedding. To keep the weeds down on the paths I have been laying cardboard and topping it with all…

Um, I Think Annie Started Laying

I was a little bit confused when I found a giant egg in the coop. This egg could only have been laid by Juliette or Annie, as the others were accounted for. Betty is currently in the garage while I look after a small sore spot on her lower leg that looks like something she…