Going back to my roots

One of the main things we wanted to do to prepare the orchard for the chickens was to make sure they had plenty of grass. When it comes to free range eggs one of the most notable characteristics is the … Read More

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Chicken republic

If you have stayed at Carpenter’s Cottage you will no doubt have met our four, friendly, free-range hens: Mavis, Phyllis, Agnes and Gladys. We have loved having them roam free in the garden, keeping the slug population at bay and … Read More

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Pyracantha short back and sides

Each morning when we eat our breakfast we have a wonderful view of a mature pyracantha, fully 40 years old, trained against an old brick wall. Over the years the fierce thorns of that bush have claimed several footballs and … Read More

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