Went to let the hens out this morning and found an egg in the hut where Camilla and Diana live. Don’t know which one laid the egg, but well done girls! I was very surprised to find an egg in the hut because although the guinea hens have looked like they might lay … Read more Breaking News – First Guinea Fowl Egg Of The Year
Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday and my husband and I made pancakes for our supper. Shrove Tuesday is sometimes called Pancake Day. In the past Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to eat rich food before Lent. Many people made pancakes to use up their eggs, flour, butter and milk before fasting. Fasting is when people abstain … Read more Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day
At first I thought it was part of my dream but the shrill howling and hissing gradually awoke me from my slumber. I clambered out of bed and threw open the curtains to see if I could make out any cats in the lane. I banged on the window and hissed through the glass, “What’s going … Read more The 4am Caterwaul!
National Chip Week has been held this week (12th-18th February 2007) in the UK. Events have included; Trying to set 5 different chip records in the Guiness Book Of Records. 800 chip shops across the country promoting chips. Creating positive press for chips with many articles and adverts being written and shown in magazines and … Read more National Chip Week In The UK 2007
The normal routine of feeding the cattle was disrupted the other morning when my husband went to feed the cattle and was faced with a leaking water trough. The cattle must have knocked the drinking trough and broken the plastic. Water had been gushing out for some time and the fold yard was nearly a wash … Read more Emergency Muck Out
The calving season is upon us again, but this year we thought we’d get the calving on film or so we thought! We knew that one of our cows was about to calve as she’d been bagged up for a couple of days and on this particular cold and miserable February morning we knew it … Read more Nature Waits For No Man, Not Even A Camera Man! Part 2
Each season brings a different set of sights and sounds with it. There are many signs that tell us that Spring is fast approaching on and around the farm. Lambs in the fields. Snowdrops in flower. Greater varieties of birds appear. Buds start to grow on trees and shrubs. Length of daylight increases. Hens start … Read more Signs Of Spring On and Around The Farm
Hatty laid her first egg of the year on Friday 19th January. To read more about it, click on this link. Up until today I have only collected three eggs. I thought it was a little strange as Hatty normally lays at least one egg every other day. By my reckoning she should have laid … Read more Breaking News – Eggs Found In Hiding Place!
Take a look at the butterflies I have spotted in my garden, vegetable plot and the hedgerows of our fields during the Spring and Summer months. The Small White or Cabbage White The Comma Butterfly The Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly The Peacock Butterfly The Red Admiral Butterfly Click on … Read more Butterflies
This was no ordinary Sunday. Harvest Festival was to start at our local church at 6pm and it was the first service I was due to attend. Earlier in the afternoon I had heard lots of shouting and heavy footsteps running across the yard. I didn’t know what all the commotion was about. Then I saw … Read more The Runaway Bullock