Tuesday, 20 November 2007


We've had a big problem recently with starlings. They discovered our chicken feeder. At first we didn't think much of it because we thought they were migratory and would leave shortly. After a couple of weeks I looked them up on the internet -- they are migratory -- but they are HERE for the winter! We were going through about three times as much chicken feed as normal. Bridget the ever knowledgeable suggested that we move the chicken feed inside the hen house -- I replied that the feeder wouldn't fit -- and Bridget said, "So make something else that does!" Here it is:

In other news, I hit a pheasant with my car today, so with the one that Bart brought round on Sunday morning, that's two pheasants waiting for me to pluck and clean them...

I've also spent a bit of time making this scarf for Max, my cousin's son, who will be two on Friday -- note to all Max's relatives who read my blog -- don't tell him -- wait till it arrives in the post!!! :)

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Yn y gegin

Winter is here, and we are now eating things like kale... Faith sent me these seeds all the way from America ages ago -- it is yummy!

Greg made this delicious beef & ale pie:

And we cured the belly from the 1/2 pig we bought from Nick -- home made bacon! It is really delicious...

In other news, Bridget has now said that the chick who we thought was a boy is really a girl! More eggs!