Category Archives: Chickens

New additions to our flock

We’ve had one of our hens, Frex, sitting on 10 multi-coloured eggs for the past three weeks and yesterday nine of them hatched into the cutest mixed-bag of chicks! I have to keep going out every half-hour to have another … Continue reading

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2010: My year in blogging

I started this blog back in April. Over the past months there have been many times when I haven’t managed to blog as often as I wanted (or, let’s face it, at all!), but looking back over all the posts … Continue reading

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New things

A couple of new things around here today… The first is a freshly hatched chick! So adorable. One of our hens, Blax, has been sitting on eggs for the past three weeks, and yesterday the first one hatched. More may … Continue reading

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Poultry PS

As a PS to my Poultry Show post, I thought I’d show you a picture of me with one of my lovely chickens. This is Road Runner, she’s an Araucana-Andalusian cross and lays pretty, pale blue eggs. (And, as you … Continue reading

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Poultry Show

A few weeks ago we went to a local poultry show. Most of the chooks we keep ourselves are rare breeds (also known as heritage breeds), and each have their own particular traits that they’ve been bred for. The show was an … Continue reading

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Rainbow eggs and a basket of flowers

If you haven’t already entered the giveaway, don’t miss out! I’m picking the winner on Tuesday (New Zealand time). I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying reading all your comments for the giveaway! Most of you are in the Northern … Continue reading

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Header artwork

I thought I’d show you the process I went through in creating my header illustration. As a self-confessed perfectionist, doing illustrations like this is very liberating for me. By their very nature they’re not sophisticated or detailed or over-thought. I … Continue reading

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