Thursday, 11 December 2014

My first double yolker!

I came home from work to find an egg twice the size of the others in the kitchen. (my boyfriend had brought it in) I was too excited to eat the eggs in order of what had been laid. I had to see inside the giant egg. I was so excited when two yolks came out. I just wish I hadn't broken the yolks. The egg was too big for me to handle easily. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. :p

Monday, 1 December 2014

Mac and cheese!

I didn't think I liked mac and cheese, but it turns out that I do. At least when I make it myself I like it. And my OH said that its the best Mac and cheese that he's ever had so that's awesome. :D 

 I made a huge mess in the kitchen today. I baked bread as well as the mac and cheese but it seems I didn't remember to photograph it.
 I've actually been really ill recently. It was the flu but it was very bad. I had no energy and it went straight to my chest. I've been useless for over a week, but today is the first day that I've actually felt better, so I cooked my little socks off.
The chickens have been laying like mad recently. I have more eggs than I know what to do with. 

 This is the amount of cheese that went into the mac and cheese. I used regular mature cheddar and smoked cheese. (it needed using) I try not to make food fattening, so that amount of cheese really made me gulp. It was amazing though.
 Bechamel sauce
And someone has taken against the Christmas tree decorations for some reason.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Do you think I have enough straw?

I've raked up the old wet straw in the chicken run and I'm letting the ground air out before I put the new straw down. Its the best thing ever watching the chickens when the new straw is down. They like to take a run up and plough through it. It really is one of the nicest things to watch. I bought six bags and I'm hoping they will last for at least two weeks. If only it would stop raining for a bit. 
I've not been very well recently. Keep picking up colds and tummy bugs. It's driving me mad to be honest. I hate being sick. Hopefully I'll get that amazing new job I've been pining for and that will reduce the amount I get sick.

On another note, do you like my new picture? I'm going to put it in the kitchen. Cute, isn't it? :D

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cinnamon and honey cookies.

I made the most amazing cookies. Absolutely stunning. 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Chicken food progress.

I've enjoyed giving the chickens different foods to try since I've had them. Its actually surprising what they can eat and what they like. I let them have soaked raisins the other week and they loved it! They especially liked the flavoured water and would sip it looking upwards thoughtfully.
They like bread and seemingly potato bread, corn, garlic flavoured porridge. Apple! They love apple. I gave them cabbage but they didn't seem that interested.
This morning I gave them sweetcorn and they seem quite keen on it although they are still deciding.
I think the thing they liked the most were the live meal worms I gave them. I can't say I enjoyed the experience but they were so joyful I will have to buy them some more further into the winter.
It does make me happy making them happy but of course I can't just give them treats or they won't eat their regular food.
If you have chickens, what treat foods do they like to eat?

Sunday, 16 November 2014

New viv.

I bought Mrs Wiggles a new viv the other day. £10 plus £5 for a new back. Its second hand and home made but I think its beautiful and its massive. I gave it a massive clean out and removed the old back and added a lovely new sheet of boarding which made it look loads better. 

I moved my younger snake butters into Wiggles's old viv too so they're both getting used to bigger environments. 

 Mrs wiggle is having a great time exploring and climbing and falling off things. Butters is busy hiding and being frightened but maybe by tomorrow he will feel brave enough to have a good look around.

Do you like her new Christmas cottage? Its an empty sweet box. :D 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


I really want to buy myself a horse but it's so hard to find grazing land that doesn't cost the earth and is easy for me to get to. It doesn't help that I need it to be within a thirty minute walk from my house as I can't drive and I don't want it to be a massive undertaking to get to my horse. It also doesn't help that I have very little money and if I got a better job with more hours I'd be able to afford the horse but not have the time to look after it. Sigh. I wish I'd been born with money. :P Don't we all.