• Brahma breakdown

    I’ve at last worked out, more or less, what types of brahmas I have in my eleven youngsters. First up, colossal Chickzilla. She still towers above all the others and is about the size of my other chickens, even though she’s only two months old. She’s my only splash brahma...


  • La Brande de Landes

    We ended 2017 with a spot of geocaching. We’ve yet to do any in 2018 as the weather has turned terrible, with first Storm Carmen and then Eleanor sweeping through bringing lashing rain and winds strong enough to blow the Eglu from off the top of poor Rickety Chick’s head!...


  • Empty cages

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of an empty bird cage must be in need of more birds. I asked Father Christmas for a new, larger cage for my canaries, and he very kindly obliged with a special early delivery. Sidney and Mrs McIver now...


  • Netting the Lakes

    Netting the Lakes A couple of weeks ago we had our lakes netted. This is something all lake owners need to do to remove the small silver fish (perch and roach) that, as their numbers increase, start to compete with the carp or other stocked fish for food. It also...


  • The Lady and the Unicorn

    The Lady and the Unicorn During half-term, Caiti needed to go to Paris for an appointment. So, since I’d be having to drive her to the station anyway (an hour’s journey) to catch her train and then pick her up again in the evening, I decided I’d tag along with...