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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mother’s Day

My beloved Mum and Dad have been away for about two and a half months. We moved to the farm, into a loft next to their house, then they left on a big trip, four days later. We've been doing our own thing but using their lovely big kitchen. And […]

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eggs on

  Finally, at some ripe old age approaching 28 weeks, our hens are laying.  Not all at once, which gives us time to figure out the market, and iron out the logistics of egg collection (plastic trays which hold thirty eggs, stacked in a crate) and washing and weighing.  And […]

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chips

A bock bock, if you're Ivy and not quite two, is a chicken. A chip is a day old cornish cross broiler chicken, one of 150 that arrived by courier today.      Our eighty went straight into the cosy brooder room, and seventy temporarily hung out in a washing […]

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crazy duck lady

When I was little I kept obsessive lists of what I wanted to be, and be like, when I grew up. It wasn't all "medieval historian" and "have short hair, wear long skirts" although that was a strangely repetitive theme.  There's a list that describes my perfect house (small, wooden, […]

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