Happy Hens

We recently decided to take the plunge and get chickens. Selfishly because we love fresh eggs every day, less selfishly because Munchkin loves chickens and we decided to get them for her birthday. Everyone wins. I thought it would be pretty straight-forward getting chickens – buy hutch, buy food, pop down to chicken place, pick a chicken,…

Salad Days

I used to hate salad. I never ordered it in restaurants, because it was always a massive bowl of bland Little Gem and one sad, white piece of chicken, bulked out with stale croutons. No thank you! No so, anymore. As our awareness of healthy foods and the need for more fruit and vegetables in…

Turning Two…

Munchkin’s second birthday on 24 June was rather eclipsed by the shocking Brexit result, and some torrential rain that put a major damper on our ‘summer party in the garden’ ideas. A last minute dash to our beautiful village hall, coupled with some miracle-work by friends and family saved the day, and Munchkin was the…

Country bumpkins….?

Despite being country dwellers for over two years, it’s pretty clear to me that there is still a long way to go before we feel like bona fide country bumpkins. Finding yourself a nice cottage in a pretty village and buying a pair of wellies is not, unsurprisingly, all it takes. There are certain nuances, skills,…