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My husband and I have taken on an old farm house with a few out buildings and 14 acres. We’ll be.. adding to our farm with some self-sufficiency in the form of home-grown fruits and veg!

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My husband and I have taken on an old farm house with a few out buildings and 14 acres. We’ll be.. adding to our farm with some self-sufficiency in the form of home-grown fruits and veg!

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Other Tags: country, farm, self sufficiency, gardening, chickens

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  • The Extension on the Outside
    on Jul 23, 2013 in Outside of the house
    I've given you a peek inside the barn extension but I guess you might like to see what's been happening outside!This is what will be the new 'front' of the house, the side that will give us all the views!  From left to right, the kitchen door, w...
  • Work Begins in Earnest
    on Jul 15, 2013
    So long since my last post but by gum things have been steaming along!  We have been painting and decorating like people possessed.  We needed to have all walls prepared and painted by the time the carpet fitters came in so never has so muc...
  • Gardening with a Rooster
    on Apr 4, 2013
    Last weekend I decided to hit the garden and get some seeds planted out, nothing overly fancy, basically I decided to have a bed that used up all those seeds that have been sitting around going past their plant by date!Helping me out was my all time...
  • Save, Recycle and Repurpose
    on Feb 24, 2013
    Save, Recycle and Re-purpose Our extension is not, as you may imagine, the cheapest undertaking in the world, and, as with all building work, the cost is never going to stay what it says on the quotation!!  So, in an effort to save pennies...
  • Down Go the Floors
    on Feb 18, 2013 in Extension Floors
    They dug out all the floors to get everything to the correct level. Then it has been a case of building them back up. End of last week and beginning of this week have been the laying of the concrete, among other things, for the new floors.It's been...
  • Going A Little More Self Sufficient Every Day
    on Feb 10, 2013
    (Don't know if this post needs a disclaimer or something, weak dispositions beware!)Self sufficiency has always been my dream.  Some things are out of reach at present; I don't think we are going off grid any time soon!  But the whole food...
  • What's Going on in the Kitchen?
    on Feb 5, 2013 in Everhot kitchen
    My new kitchen.... Ahhhh! I have been dreaming about it since we moved in... Since before then! And the one thing that I wanted in it was an Aga, always, no matter how I pictured the kitchen, there was the aga, centre stage! I grew up with an Aga,...
  • Week Two.. Three.. and Four!
    on Feb 4, 2013
    So, once again another ridiculous length of time between posts! What's been happening? Well, the place looks worse than when we started! The whole roof had to come off, and I mean the WHOLE roof! We knew this would be the case but its still somet...
  • The Work Begins
    on Jan 9, 2013 in Building work
    I can't believe it has finally arrived! Since we moved here we have dreamt of extending into the barns. Looking at them everyday and imagining what it would be like! We have waded through acres and acres of paperwork, signatures from here, checks...
  • A Little Layer
    on Aug 23, 2012
    Our new hen, Custard, is just a little bantam hen and there was concern that she may feel a little overwhelmed by the masses of larger hens, not to mention the cockerel! But it appears that she has settled in perfectly and is happy enough to lay us...
  • It's Buttering Time!
    on Aug 11, 2012
    There has been some interest in the butter making, many people like me who thought it would be a whole lot harder than it was. I can assure you it is easy and I am going to show you exactly how easy it is!You only need three things to make butter, a...
  • New To You
    on Aug 9, 2012 in Chickens
    What a week!!An acquaintance of ours came to us with an offer/request. He had chickens but was down to only two, for various reasons, so had decided that he wanted to call it a day.  He was looking for a new home for these last remaining two so...
  • It Always Tastes Better...
    on Aug 8, 2012
    Monday and Tuesday this week have been filled with two small bursts of pleasure.  On Monday I decided that it was time to get back to basics and make some bread.  I have a bread machine, my striving for a more traditional way of life is not...
  • Meh! Meeeeehhhhh!!!
    on Jul 24, 2012
    It's official, we can call ourselves a farm, smallholding, general cool place! We have goats!!After much preparation for goaty arrival, ad searching, paddock making and all the other fah-de-lah, we managed to find the perfect pair.  These t...
  • Among The Weeds
    on Jul 21, 2012 in Gardening: Raspberries Weeding
    We had summer here in Scotland, I think it was last Wednesday, about 12 o'clock! Apart from that it has rained pretty much solidly since time began! As a result my trips to the veggie patch have been few and far between - big mistake! All this rai...
  • Quick Update...
    on May 6, 2012
    On Friday our little hen emerged with a second chick. I made a check of her nest while she was away and there was some sad news.  It appears that the third egg was broken, it must have been only a day or so before, and the chick inside had...
  • Meet the Newest Farm Member
    on May 6, 2012 in broody Chick chicken hatching eggs
    This afternoon marks a momentous occasion for the farm and it's chicken stock. Our broody hen has hatched her first chick and our farm's first animal birth!She was sitting on five eggs but is down to three now as she discarded two over her sitting ti...
  • Chicks A-Plenty
    on Apr 19, 2012 in broody hen Chicks
    About a week ago I discovered a hen showing signs of broodiness. I set up her own little area of the pen and successfully moved her and her five eggs across. She has since been sitting well but I am glad that she also appears to be looking after her...
  • Happy Easter All
    on Apr 10, 2012 in Dog Easter
    Hope everyone had a good Easter weekend whatever you got up to!We had a lovely day out on the Saturday with family. Picnic at our local park with lots of food. A walk for farm Dog. Playing on the swings and see saw and a trip on a miniature railway...
  • How did I miss reporting on this?
    on Apr 3, 2012 in farm guy Field Shelter livery
    Don't know how I've been able to miss reporting this news. Our main aim with our extra land was to rent to people for their horses, as you will have read before we had the stables put in just this side of Christmas. Well we got our first renter a mo...
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