Woolly Tales

Belinda Bibble-Bott (Belinda for short) is one of our big, friendly Orpington hens who came to us as eggs back
  From the end of October through to the beginning of April (give or take), we move the little darlings
Back in the summer we decided it would be nice to plant some more apple trees.  Over the last few
You can tell a lot about the health of an animal by what comes out the back end.  One of
Every so often it's time to do some dung shifting here on the smallholding.  Despite having a relatively small flock
The last time I wrote in my diary was over a year ago.  You can read my last story here.
This is not the the first story about drystane dykes and probably won't be the last. Most of the ground
This summer's been a bit funny weatherwise, after a hot and dry May and June (so dry that we ran
A couple of weeks ago as I was cleaning out the field shelter, the sheep milling about me 'helping', I
We have a large area for growing veggies; six rectangles of about 2 x 4 metres.  We like to grow
Since last week's story about shearing, we still had one sheep left to shear - sweet Vera.  Vera has photo-sensitive
Last Saturday I was just back from walking the dogs and was sitting down for a cuppa when the phone
Progress with the hen "cuddle training" since my last blog story has been a slow.  Mainly because I have been
Last year we came to the realisation that our hens had gone a little too feral for our liking.  This
For the past few months we've been bringing our friendly cockerel Cherokee into the kitchen to perform a minor procedure
Our chicks who hatched last summer have grown into big, beautiful hens.  It sounds cliche, but it's hard to imagine