Chick Time Again

We've got chicks again! I'd like to say it was a successful hatch, but it wasn't exactly. I had issues with the incubator again, not helped by the wildly fluctuating end-of-spring weather. Also, the auto-turner stopped one day in the first couple of days, something to do with the power point it was plugged into,…

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Another Incubator Adventure

There are eggs in the incubator again. It's round two. And this time, I am making sure the lid is locked down properly. I purchased 12 Dorking eggs because I'm still keen to have some Dorking hens in our flock. Then I had to decide how many and of who's eggs from our flock to…

It’s All About The Door

The Door At the moment, it's all about the door. I finally got onto painting the future front door. It's been waiting for a wee while. But it has been very difficult to get enough child-free time in which to paint it. Small children and paint don't mix well. Or they mix a little TOO…

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…