Author Archives: Carol

Christmas day in the chicken run

It has become our tradition that the girls have a fish treat on Christmas morning. Smoke had laid nine eggs and then went broody so I lifted her from the nest box to the patio area before putting the fish … Continue reading

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The first of our three Christmas dinners

We have three Christmas dinners. One with my side of the family, one with my husband’s side of the family and Christmas Day itself is just the two of us. This year we had my side on Saturday and will … Continue reading

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Christmas hyacinth

We were given a gift of a Christmas hyacinth by one of our party guests. In three weeks the hyacinth has transformed. We have been amazed at how quickly it has opened. It is quite lovely.

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Christmas tree

We put our Christmas tree up yesterday. I decorated the tree and put the rest of the Christmas decorations up so now feel our house is already for Christmas. I am really pleased with this tree as we managed to … Continue reading

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How the flock is doing

I thought it was time to do an update on the flock. They are all fine. Salmon still has a slight wheeze but it’s not as bad as it has been in the past. I would dearly love for her … Continue reading

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Smoke is laying again

Ebony laid her last egg on the last day of November which I thought was quite amazing. I thought that was the end of eggs for this year and resorted to buying shop eggs. To my surprise Smoke started laying … Continue reading

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Another competition

John Gray of the blog “Going Gently” has put out another competition. The last one I took part in was the postcard competition. This time he has a Christmas card competition. It started at the end of November and will … Continue reading

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Christmas party on Sunday

I am a bit late with this post as yesterday we had a problem and our e-mail went down for the day and I couldn’t log into my blog either. My eldest son who is my I.T. guy managed to … Continue reading

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Frost and dust baths and tylan

This morning there was a hard frost and a thin layer of ice on the chickens water. Salmon and Spangle have formed a close friendship recently. I think that friendships form more within a smaller flock. These two are always … Continue reading

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A yogurt treat

Today I gave the girls some yogurt as a treat. Marmite and Smoke are still broody so I lifted them out of the nest boxes and put them on the patio before bringing the yogurt dishes in and putting them … Continue reading

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