Bawk Bawk – CHICKENS!!

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I could not leave this monumental event in my life pass me by without a blog post. Proudly introducing Augusta, Demellza (I’m partial to Poledark), Molly and Polly. They are fabulous hybrids and settling in so well. Sending lots of thanks to the fab family who run FarmFowl in Wicklow, Ireland. We had a lovely experience buying the very lovely chicken coop and the hen’s from you all and your help was greatly appreciated.

For years and years I have been wishing and hoping for chickens, I grew up with hens and they evoke such lovely memories, and those delicious eggs! My husband needed a LOT of convincing, and he has come around at last. I appreciate that everyone in the household needs to be on the same page, as it is a team effort. The chickens are POL’s or point of lay. They will start to lay over the next week or so. Each chicken will lay one lovely egg per day and will continue to do so for up to 4 years! We are an egg loving family and it makes sense to have organic, free range eggs on demand.

My mini chicken farmer has taken to the job really well! It is so great to see a 5 year old full of self disciplineย and confidence that she can do the jobs needed to keep the chickens in tip top shape. I can’t wait to see the look on Eabha’s face when the eggs arrive!

So I am learning about chicken care and I love it. I have found some great tips and would welcome any advice from any other chicken keepers out there. Any questions please ask and I will gladly share anything I know!

Interesting fact: Did you know chickens are related to the T-Rex!! Read more here.

Does anyone know how to sustainably dispose of DOG POO!!

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Hello lovely readers…. I am looking for your help?!

My husband and I are in the process of transforming the outside of our home into a really cool sustainable living space full of interesting areas to eat, grow, cook and play. Now the trick is we have 2 lovely dogs who are part of the furniture and family – they also like to POO!

Q. I want to find a SUSTAINABLE way to treat and dispose of my Dog’s Poo?

Q. Can Dog Poo be used for anything? Grose question but you never know some plants might love it….?

My reason to want to find a sustainable way to treat the dog poo is I will be starting My Waste Free Home soon and this means I will no longer have a TRASH BIN.

I use Earth Rated biodegradable poo bags to clean up the mess but I end up putting these in the trash. Seeing as I want to get rid of my trash can I need to find a very suitable home for at least one bag of poo a day.

For my organic waste I will be using a Green Johanna not composter and I also have a traditional composter bin.

Any one who could give me their opinions or better still their solution to a wold wide problem, you never know we could sort out the problem for a lot of people and divert millions of dog poo from landfill.

 

The lovely dog’s in question are posing in the picture above – Callie O’Malley a boarder collie/Retriever X and Jessie a bit of a few breads not sure really but she is sweet and totally in love with Callie. in the picture Callie is totally transfixed on the ball, Jessie is transfixed on Callie….XX