Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Well the Rabbit we called "Smudge" has settled in nicely with the chickens, they even shared a plate of salad and Dolly has just about grown all her tail feathers again.

Sharing a plate of salad

Dolly has just about grown all her tail feathers back

The Rabbit settles in nicely

well the Rabbit we have called "Smudge" has settled in nicely and getting on really well with the chickens, as you can see on the photos they enjoy a plate of salad Also you will notice that Dollys feathers have almost grown back now.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Rabbit joins the Chickens

My partner had a Rabbit and a guineapig, But today found that the guineapig was missing, we are not sure what happened to it at all :( they had both been together for about 8yrs so thought the rabbit might now be a bit loney, so we have put him with my chickens.... well, what a noise the chickens made, poor old rabbit wondered what was going off, so we put his hutch in next to their coup and we will see how they get on, keeping my fingers crossed that all will be ok.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Well we have had that much rain this November that I have had to bark the chickens outside run as the grass was just a muddy patch! Don't think the chickens think much to the wet cold weather either as they aren't laying many eggs at the moment. Tidied the garden up and also the green house, havent much in there at the moment only fennel, garlic and global artichokes which i planted a few months back and are all doing very nicely.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

The Pullets first egg and juicing for the first time!

Holly the pullet laid her first egg on the 23rd October and boy did she let everyone
Below is a pic of Holly...

Also today My son Connor and I went up to our allotment and collected all the fallen apples so we could juice them, below are the pictures.

Also today we decided to copy an idea from "River Cottage" using Apples and Beeetroot it was "Apple and beetroot crumble", I must admit when we tried it im not sure we liked, was a weired taste, think its because the brain doesnt think of beetroot as a pudding!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

A new Recipe

Look what we had for dinner yesterday, I made this using "red chillies, onions,peppers, garlic and tomatoes" all from my garden or my allotment, the other ingredients were bought I'm afraid.The sauce is "Parsley sauce" Only took 20mins in all to make and was soooo Delicious!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

My smallest smallholding

Well I live in a city, in a council house! so really im a long way from having my own smallholding, BUT!!! me being me I make the best of what I have and to be honest I am quite lucky to be able to do this. I have 5 Chickens, 4 small ponds, 2 green houses, a flower garden, a water but and a compost bin. Im trying to also be "Green" the best way I can. Below are a few pictures for you to get an idea as to why I say the "Smallest Smallholding".lol