Cheap meat

Cheap meat

The surprising thing about the new chicken industry scandal is that anyone is surprised. In its quest to feed people as cheaply as possible, industrial farming has cut profit margins to the bone, providing plenty of motivation for cost-cutting measures, even those...
Tendrils: 170128

Tendrils: 170128

Hello and welcome to Tendrils, your weekly round-up of all that is fun and fascinating in the internet flora. This week we have a Chinese New Year theme 🙂 The news has just broken that scientists have discovered a chemical genetic roadmap to improved tomato flavor....
RIP Princess Layer

RIP Princess Layer

Princess Layer passed away in the night. She has gone to join her best friend Hen Solo in the big chicken coop in the sky. No doubt Henny will be happy to see her as they were inseparable for four years. Princess was never as bossy as Hen Solo, or as inquisitive,...
Scorzonera

Scorzonera

Part of my plan for next year’s garden is to concentrate on plants that don’t have to be tended to (sown/ potted on/ planted out and so on) in spring and summer. That means more perennials, and self-seeding annuals, but it also includes sowing things outside the main...
Two egg days :)

Two egg days :)

Cluck Skywalker has been laying bright white eggs for maybe three weeks now. She has even laid an egg with two yolks – one of the highlights of chicken keeping that we had not previously experienced. Chewbucka was obviously younger when she arrived – she was a tiny...

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