Cats and dogs

Cats and dogs

There is a deluge of rain outside as I write this, the chickens are huddled together in the greenhouse, whilst the ducks are as happy as….well ducks in a deluge I suppose. Earlier there were heavy claps of thunder directly overhead, I’m not sure what they...
The curse of the claw

The curse of the claw

Well we had a welcome few days of summer weather last week, and wasn’t it a treat? Alas it didn’t last long enough, but a very drab August made the sight of the sun all the more enjoyable. Although we also had a couple of rain showers during the week I...
Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

What a treat to see the sunshine today and to have enough warmth to be able to sit outside comfortably, it seems ages since it was this nice, but perhaps I just have a poor memory. It was apparently the cloudiest August on record in East Anglia, it’s no wonder I...
Introducing……

Introducing……

Jill and Jemima – our 2 new minature Silver Appleyard ducks. Because Wilbur flew off and never came back we thought that Jack really needed some company because he seemed very forlorn wandering around on his own. So Emily did her normal thorough research and...
Space invaded

Space invaded

I’ve got neighbours. Van dwellers. Literally the other side of the fence next to the side entrance gate to the garden is a caravan, inhabited by 2 young men from the north. They are a couple of rufty-tufty building erectors who are in the process of constructing...

Friday the 13th strikes thrice

Strike 1. I was on my way to cut courgettes and patty pan squashes to take to the farmers’ market, and in the process I disturbed a female Blackbird. She flew away from me at speed, whizzed around the 10ft high foliage wall of the Jerusalem artichokes and...

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