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A beginners guide to keeping chickens (part 2)

November 4, 2009

This is the second of two posts that make up a Beginners Guide to Keeping Chickens. If you missed it you might want to check out part 1 first.

How much contact time do chickens need?
Chelsea asked how much time we spend with our chickens every day.  Unlike cats and dogs, chickens don’t seem to crave human company … Read the full post

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A beginners guide to keeping chickens (part 1)

October 27, 2009

This post is a summary of everything we’ve learnt in our first four months of chicken-keeping, especially for those of you thinking about getting your own chooks one day.  Our three ex-battery chickens are completely charming chatterboxes and super-easy to look after, but there are also a few things I wish we’d known before we got them and which I … Read the full post

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On Autumn and chickens

October 12, 2009

A short post today about a couple of different things.

Seasonal eating for Autumn
autumn.pngRather than re-posting it, I thought I’d just mention last year’s Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Guide for Autumn.  If you’re after meal and snack ideas for seasonal eating, or fancy a pretty print-out of seasonal fruits and vegetables to stick on your fridge door then look … Read the full post

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Thoughts and photos from a first summer of veg growing

September 12, 2009

Inspired by Elaine, Wendy, Kalyn and a whole host of other inspirational gardeners this has been my first summer of growing my own vegetables.  I always enjoy looking at other folks “grow your own” pics so thought I’d share a few of my own.

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