Monthly Archives: January 2016

Spot the Hedgehog House

I was lucky enough to be given a hedgehog house for Christmas.  Keen to avoid the bat box scenario (where I took months to decide where to put it), I started to look for sites straight away. In my experience, hedgehogs like to build nests under dense bushes and or wood piles.  Spreading conifers are ideal.…
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Haribo settling in well

Haribo has been with us just over a week now.  I am happy to report that he has settled in well.  He gets on well with our large dog, George.  Our terrier, Maxi, pretty much ignores him as she does most dogs.  She did that with George when he first arrived, but now she follows…
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Mulching is very satisfying

Well, it's 2016 so Happy New Year to you all.  I hope it's going to be a good one. One of things I've noticed about smallholder life is that I spend a lot of time moving piles from one place to another.  Logs, rocks, MOT, compost - there's always a pile of something to be…
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