Autumn jumble

It was drizzling on Sunday morning which made me chomp at the bit (I love that expression) to be outdoors messing about in the veg garden .. with gloves on though, I had my nails painted for a do! Autumn is a favourite season … Loddon Lane Vineyard .. Marlborough A few weeks back, we …

Rooster gone bad

Do you remember our rooster Tony?  Sadly he took a dislike to one of our hens (Gladys) and was caught trying to scalp her. Now that’s gratitude for you given he could free range 24/7, had 13 chickens to himself and a housekeeper (me) who cleaned his abode daily and served up the best tucker!  Try …

Meet Tony

Finally, my girls (chooks that is) have got a strapping man in their lives. Just because he is half their size is irrelevant! The fact is, he can crow, is a gentle wee bloke and is totally enamoured with the fact that he has 14 girls all to himself. Oh dear me .. I haven’t …

Birds and blossom

The weather over the weekend was sensational .. blue skies, cloud puffs, warmth, birds, bees and happy chooks. I threw open the gate to the chook paddock and out they marched, disappearing over the hill. Do you have a secret garden? Years ago I went on holiday to Australia and came back to find a …

Chicken politics

I don’t know about you, but I always love getting home after being away. Of course even a few days away, can often mean that the garden becomes unruly in my absence. Nasturtium and rosemary On my return peering around the hedge I wasn’t disappointed. The fennel had doubled in size (we ate one last night …

The new additions

It is such a gorgeous autumn day .. the sun is shining, mild temps, butterflies flitting about in the garden, but trust me, winter was flexing its muscles last week. So, with this in mind I hauled out the flannelette sheets and scribbled buy dry firewood on the ‘To Do’ list. Waiting for their breakfast – …

Sassy summer

I’m sitting at our kitchen table. The doors are wide open – it’s been a hot summer’s day. Birds are cheeping away merrily outdoors, the sprinkler is on and jets of water can be seen splashing over the lawn and flower beds. Blog time … tap, tap, tap on the keyboard. I zoomed around our veg …

Oh it’s December ..

It was the most gorgeous day yesterday but I was desperate to get this post done .. so I was indoors busily typing. It’s time for another Garden Share Collective update, where a group of global garden bloggers put pen paper to share their veg patches with all those interested. If you get a chance, pop on over to Lizzie’s blog from Strayed …

Busy …

Busy times at Frog Pond Farm. Jeff (a good bloke) mulched all our olive cuttings, pine branches and a host of carbon bits that had been cluttering up the place. Now I have 3 rather good sized piles of mulch which I shall use on the veg garden and surrounds. Not the pine mind you … …

Short on words

I thought this week I would let the pics do the talking. We have been so busy planting, weeding, feeding, sowing and caring for all those chooks and chicks at Frog Pond Farm. And as the boys (hubby and brother) wanted to go fishing on the weekend without me, it was only fair that they …