• Cocci-Doodle-Do

    I’ve had a couple of cases of coccidiosis amongst my young Brahma chickens. I guess I’ve always been bit blase about parasites in my chooks since they free-range and are generally very robust and healthy. However, because of the bad weather and the Brahmas’ evident delicateness compared with my happy...


  • Water Torture

    It has become a regular occurrence for a couple of men from the water board to turn up, mutter about a leak and ask if we know where the mains pipe bringing the water to our two houses is. We’ve always told them that sorry, we don’t know, but have...


  • Spring Cleaning

    Spring-cleaning in Winter We’ve embarked on a massive spring-cleaning campaign, even though it’s still winter. The weather has been, and continues to be, particularly miserable with endless rain and strong winds. The farm is soggy, boggy and waterlogged. The opportunities for getting things done outside are few and far between,...


  • 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!...