Pork, Apple, and Cranberry Scotch Eggs

Pork, Apple, and Cranberry Scotch Eggs 1

I’ve made Scotch Eggs (a whole egg covered in pork and breadcrumbs… if you really have to ask) several times in the past in my quest to try and use my chicken’s eggs, but whilst I generally use sausage meat I thought I’d try something different. Christmas Scotch Eggs!!! These scotch eggs sound quite fancy …

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Life Hack: How to poach eggs the easy way

Life Hack: How to poach eggs the easy way 2

The traditionally prescribed method to poach eggs is along the lines of boiling water and a splash of vinegar, swirling it around, adding an egg, and then spending half an hour cleaning the pan and wishing that you’d never tried to poach an egg! But I have the solution!… The easiest way to poach an egg There are …

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Keeping Chickens Safe: Predators


When you tell someone you’ve got chickens or even that you’re thinking of getting some then I can guarantee that one of the first questions they ask will be “what about foxes?”. Yes it’s a valid point as one of your main priorities of owning chickens is to give them a safe environment to live …

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Let’s bring back the mighty boiled egg!

Let's bring back the mighty boiled egg! 3

One of the simplest things you can cook is a boiled egg. It really does sound pretty boring but imagine the perfectly cooked boiled egg, a yolk perfect for dipping your bread soldiers in, in fact I’m getting hungry just thinking of it. Forget fry-ups or continental breakfasts, I’m making it my challenge to bring …

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Readers Eggs

Readers Eggs 4

“Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” is a saying that kind of applies to this post… but not really.. It’s got something to do with chickens… and eggs… and yolks.. but no actual hatching… hmmm let’s start again. Oh Okey Cokey Yokey! When you crack open an egg you’re never entirely sure what’s going …

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How is chicken wire made?

Chicken Wire

You don’t have to own chickens to know what chicken wire is, and in most instances you’ve probably used it at some point too, but do you know how it’s made? Well here is the answer!

Chicken Wire

This is a gambion machine which twists flexible galvanised steel wire into what we know as chicken wire! This is where the Geek part of Garden Geek comes to the fore!

Amazing Russian Duck Herding Skills

Duck Herding Skills

My chickens know that I’m the one who feeds them and always follow me around in the hope that I’ve got a tasty treat for them but this video of a Russian duck farmer is simply amazing. They obviously know that he’s the one who feeds them!

The farmer walks out of his barn, shouts orders at the ducks, who then proceed to line-up and in a nice orderly fashion waddle into the barn!

New Year Update

New Year Update 5

Ok, I know we’re well into January now but I haven’t posted a blog for quite a while so thought I’d dip my feet back in with just a quick update.

Not surprisingly it involves the chickens again as they as so easy to write about and can hopefully get things ticking along.

I took the video using my new action camera I got for Christmas and had it mounted on a pole to get a more unique angle. I didn’t intend to add the Jaws soundtrack but it works out quite well!

I hope any readers had a good festive period and I’m so happy that the days are now getting longer. Lots of planning to do!

New shed and chicken run

New shed and chicken run 6

In the summer I wrote a post about wanting to build a shed out of wooden pallets but when the opportunity to buy a new shed came around I had to go with it and so there won’t be any pallet sheds being built here any time soon. In that post I did write that …

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