Fruitful time in the garden

Strawberries

There’s nothing like having your own fruit in the garden and whilst I’ve previously had things like raspberries and strawberries I’ve never had a real fruit tree. I guess the thinking was that they take a long time to mature and I wouldn’t get to see the benefits but now I’m in a long term …

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The first egg!

Chicken Egg

Ever since we got the chickens four and a bit weeks ago people have been asking if we’ve had any eggs and I’ve had to say no but yesterday we got our first egg from our Chickens! The chickens are around 18 weeks old now and forums said that it could be up to 25 …

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Make the most of the countryside and go for a walk

Horses in Ashford

The UK may be a ‘small island’ in some people’s minds but I think we are so lucky to have so much countryside around us, and no matter where you live you can generally find a green space pretty close. There are thousands of public footpaths, parks, and greens to take advantage of and with …

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Letting the chickens roam

Chicken - Mabel

The weather this weekend was marvellous and no doubt everyone enjoyed getting out in the garden and enjoying the sunshine, and this wasn’t just the humans! Mabel (Red), Mavis (White), and Maude (Grey) loved getting out! The chickens have a coop and a run and whilst I want them to have more space and be …

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I’ve got chickens!

Chickens

So two weeks ago something exciting happened. I finally got my chickens! I’ve been talking about getting chickens for probably the last two years, ever since I moved to Chartham, but finally it was the right time to get them. I decided to make the leap into chicken ownership once I’d returned from my Easter …

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The return of the Garden Geek?

Chartham River

With the terrible weather we’ve been having I haven’t been able to get outside much and as a consequence I’ve not been much of a garden geek so haven’t been blogging. Hopefully I’ll be turning a corner soon though as it’s finally stopped raining and I can finally get out there doing what I love. …

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A great gift from Santa

A great gift from Santa 1

I hope you all had a good Christmas. I know I did and can’t wait to get back outside, getting more active, and shedding the festive pounds and I thought I would share what I got as my main present from my lovely wife…. a chicken coop! We’ve now we’ve been in our new house …

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November Round-up

So let me start off by saying that this isn’t going to be an amazing blog post but you’ve got to get the ball rolling right? The dark evenings and cold weather have meant that I’ve spent virtually zero time outside in the garden so I’m not really fulfilling my garden geek status, but that …

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Courgette Seeds and Candle Making

Courgette Seeds and Candle Making 2

Part of being an aforementioned Garden Geek is experimenting, reusing, and repurposing, and I try and do this not only in the garden but in the house as well. This summer I grew some fairly large courgettes, too large to really be any good for eating, and today was the time to get rid of …

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