Category Archives: chickens

Out for a scratch with Betty, Ada and Maud

We’ve had our chickens for a week now and things are going well. We’ve solved our problem of not being able to tell the two small hens apart from each other by putting a poultry leg band on one. Now … Continue reading

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Blogging from bed

Things have been a bit quiet this week because I’ve caught myself a nasty case of bronchitis. It’s the same deal as Elena had last week. We like to keep things in the family around here. Anyway, my doctor has … Continue reading

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A Hudson hat for Elena

When Elena saw I’d finished a hat for Hugo, she wanted in on the action. Luckily, I started this Hudson hat way back in November. I had all the knitting done, all that was left was to make the tassel … Continue reading

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Some curtains for the chooks

We’ve had another hot and busy day here, and I must admit that it’s sapping my desire to sew for KCW. I think I’m going to pass on my final hour of sewing and try to finish off a little … Continue reading

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And so KCW begins!

It’s after dinner on Monday night. The first day of Kid’s Clothes Week…and I have done exactly…nothing! Well, I have washed my fabric. Does that count? I have grand plans for some pajamas for Elena, and some shorts for Hugo … Continue reading

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Crazy…or ambitious?

We all survived my first week back at work. I don’t think I’ve been so exhausted in a long time. Hugo chose to break his recent habit of sleeping through, which didn’t help, but I think much of my tiredness … Continue reading

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Norfolk Island

We’ve made it home, safe and sound after our time away. Our freshly painted house looks great, but I’ve not managed to take any photos yet. We’re too busy trying to unpack everything and get rid of all the dust … Continue reading

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