• Egg-cellent

    An Egg-cellent End To The Year My chickens did it again last month. They stopped laying and I had to resort to buying eggs. Given that I have a lot of hens - I’m guessing at least a dozen that should be laying - this was quite an oversight on...


  • Keeping It For Best

    Keeping It For Best I’ve decided I’m not going to keep anything ‘for best’ any more. It’s something we all do, don’t we, for example with a particularly nice new jumper or a lovely mug or a pretty bag. We put it to one side for special occasions. Well, I...


  • Incomplete Christmas

    Incr-edible but Incomplete Christmas So another Christmas has come and gone. This was our first one without the full complement of Daggs present: Caitlin is about as far away as it is possible to be, down in Australia. She’s having a wonderful time, which is what it’s all about, but...


  • Fancy Fungi

    Fancy some Fungi It’s been a bumper autumn for mushrooms and toadstools this year. We’ve never had so many popping up in our garden and woodland. One haul alone weighed in at 1.5kg and it took two batches of mushroom soup to use them all up. We are very cautious...


  • Exciting times

    Exciting Times We have exciting times ahead of us. On 1st September, the French government quietly introduced a new llama law: all camelids have to be tagged and entered on a database. The first I knew about it was when the vet gave me a print-out about it all when...