Ways To Use Extra Eggs


One of the first things we wanted to do after we moved to the farm, was to get a few chickens. Just a few weeks after we arrived we were joined by six chickens to provide us with eggs. Five years on, we have 11 chickens and all of our original chickens have gone, save…

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Home Made Ginger Beer

The kids have been wanting to have a go at making ginger beer all year. Generally, they only remember at 6.30 on Sunday night, or just before school, or some other inconvenient time. Or else they ...

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Designing Our Home For Our Life

Well, we are (finally) on the cusp of beginning our renovation. All things being equal, the builder plans to start in the next week (insert excited squeal here). We will have to move out of the house ...

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It is hard for a six-year-old to wait for his grandparents to arrive. Swinging on the gate certainly helps to while away the time. ...

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Smoked Trout Pate

When I was small my grandparents were mostly too unwell to have much to do with me, and by the time I was 14, they had all died. So I really appreciate that my children get to spend so much time with ...

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Blood Orange Vinegar

Do you know what I'm looking forward to at this time of year?? Salads. Lots of delicious salads. Ask me in autumn, and I will tell you that I am over tomatoes, and never want to see another cucumber ...

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