Dreamland

T is for Tomatillo

April 15, 2019 // 3 Comments

Yes, tomatillo, pronounced “tomatiyo”. They are a bit novel and interesting. Fortunately our local hardware “green shed” occasionally stocks a small shelf of [...]

Coop hygiene

April 4, 2019 // 3 Comments

Coop hygiene is of crucial importance. Stuff this up and you can get serious diseases affecting your birds, even yourself, potentially even resulting in their death. Harsh [...]

The last path

March 28, 2019 // 4 Comments

When I was a young teenager my friend introduced me to “The Last Waltz”, a recording of the last live performance of a Canadian band simply called “The Band” (which [...]

Pre-autumn activity

March 18, 2019 // 4 Comments

Technically we are still having late summer (season of eels *), but we’ll optimistically call it early autumn. We haven’t had any real rain yet – literally just a [...]

C is for Corn and Cucumber

March 14, 2019 // 1 Comment

This season we just seem stuck in A, B, C. I mean you can still call a capsicum a pepper, a courgette a baby marrow – oops, that doesn’t help much; I mean a zucchini – [...]

Fowl maths

March 8, 2019 // 1 Comment

I was really intrigued by an image I saw recently that stated a “free-range” chicken needs at least 2sq feet, while a “pasture-raised” hen needs more than 108sq feet [...]

RIP Millie

March 1, 2019 // 7 Comments

In a previous post I mentioned we had 4½ Light Sussex chooks… Unfortunately now we only have 4. So what did half a chicken look like? And what happened to it? This is [...]

Morning chicken routine

February 28, 2019 // 3 Comments

Every now and then, when it is still early morning, I will go out and softly make my way to the chicken coop.  It is not yet fully light but the chickens are all awake, [...]

Freedom!

February 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Saturday was coldish (for summer anyway), very windy and not the most pleasant day to be out and about. But at Dreamland it was Freedom day! For the ducks, and most of [...]

Under-planting a patch

February 7, 2019 // 2 Comments

We’ve been spending a lot of time, effort and also money getting everything right for how we want to operate the ducks and chickens. In fact, apart from switching on (and [...]