Category Archives: chickens

The Summer of Music and Slugs

As I’ve gradually come to terms with the fact that I have moved to one of the rainiest towns in Britain, on the rainiest year on record, the slugs have gradually worked their way though everything. I wouldn’t be surprised … Continue reading

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Rhymes and Reasons

My guitar broke! The bridge that holds the strings in place ripped right off, and the man at the music shop said it isn’t really fixable. I bought it at a charity shop last Autumn, and I have been teaching … Continue reading

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My Pain In The Arsenic

Hectic. There is no other word for it. Which is good, because if I wasn’t really busy right now, I might stop and get depressed about the lack of sunshine that my skin has seen. As we say in the … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Jam

This week has been absolutely rubbish, and I look like I have been dragged through a hedge backwards. Literally. Three of my closest friends are departing my life, and Tavistock. I will forgive Max. He is embarking on a moneyless … Continue reading

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My Chickens Love (Devonshire) Pasties

Years ago, when I was young free and wild, I hitch hiked up and down New Zealand. I kept myself going by WWOOFing – I worked on farms in exchange for room and food. Two weeks here, two weeks there. … Continue reading

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What, You Don’t Have A Bath Tub In Your Garden?

So this is what you do, when you find out that your garden is full of Arsenic: You put a bath tub in the middle of your lawn, and plant it up. My neighbour gave it to me because she … Continue reading

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Six Chicks With Bare Bums

You think you’re doing the right thing, and then you find out that it was all a lie…. Then you try something else out, only to find out that that wasn’t what you thought it was either! It’s all marketing, … Continue reading

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