Apple Jelly

Yesterday I made apple jelly for the first time. I have only made jam once and thatb was not successful! I am pleased tol say that the apple jelly was very successful and Steve said it is, “Wonderful.” Praise indeed! Apple Jelly Recipe Ingredients 4lb cooking apples – diced but not peeled or cored. 2 … Read more

Cattle News

On Wednesday the cattle that have spent the Summer at the Ings were moved back to our farm. The day was spent moving the cattle in the livestock trailer into our back field. The grass has grown in the back field since the calves from last season were brought in for the Winter so the … Read more

Photo Hunt : Theme Pink

The photo hunt theme for this week is pink which was potentially a difficult one for a farming website. However the well known sayings, “red sky at night, shepherd’s delight” and “red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning” reminded me that I had some farming landscape photographs with pink skies.         If you … Read more

Halloween Sweet Treat

I am thrilled to receive this fun Halloween Sweet Treat award from one of my photo hunt pals, TeacherJulie, who regularly visits and comments on my photo hunt posts. A great halloween treat are toffee apples and as I have an abundance of apples from my orchard I am going to make toffee apples to … Read more

Toffee Apples

I have never made toffee apples but as I have an abundance of apples from the orchard, I thought toffee apples would make a good treat for the trick or treaters that will call by on halloween night. Toffee Apple Recipe Ingredients 6 small eating apples. 100g/4oz butter. 225g/8oz granulated sugar 225g/8oz golden syrup. 6 wooden … Read more

Coccidiosis In Chickens

What Is Coccidiosis? Coccidiosis is a common parasitic disease of poultry which affects the digestive tract and is primarily found in chickens and turkeys. Symptoms Ruffled feathers. Unthriftiness. Head drawn back into shoulders. A chilled appearance. Diarrhea which may have blood in it. If not treated can lead to mortality. Causes Coccidiosis is caused by a … Read more