As one of my first posts, I thought it sensible to introduce ourselves.
First – the most important ‘people’ on this blog who’s adventures we will be following closely; Our five Gingernut hens – Annie, Mimi, Red, Gwen and Benny (Benny has a bent toe). All are roughly 7 months old and have been laying an egg a day each for about 6 weeks now. They are very clever and a bit cheeky which I love.
Second is Clyde, our newly aquired Orpington rooster. At just 6 months old, he had his work cut out for him when I threw him into the run with our 5 hens (I can hear some of you screaming “What about incubation?!”, I’ll get to that at a later date). With the hens already in a strict pecking order with Annie firmly at the top, his sudden appearance caused quite a stir. He soon put the angry Annie in her place by pinning her to the floor and telling her he was the boss now! Peace quickly resumed, he certainly rules the roost!
Bella is my little 13 year old jack russel terrier. Short on stature – tall on….well not much really but she has a love of food (as you can probably tell), she will chase a ball or a tug toy until you are exhausted and she is THE best hot water bottle in the world! Bella loves life on the small holding except the early mornings – she doesn’t do those.
Then there’s me Liz. I’m a thirty-something girl, working full time for the amazing textile designer Poppy Treffry based in Newlyn, Cornwall. I manage her shop for her and I also sew in her studio 2 days a week….a dream job!
I have a very patient and understanding husband – Chris, a teenage daughter – Ellie (Elle) and an amazing sister Bev as well as a small but close network of friends and family. I am a very lucky girl!