Category Archives: Outside

Gardening, walking, pursuits and etc.

Chicks Chicks Chicks!

I keep hens because they lay lovely eggs. I love that I have beautiful yellow yolked eggs whenever I want them, I never need to worry about the condition of the hens producing them, because I can look out the … Continue reading

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An unexpected trip to the Edinburgh Farmers Market

We were really heading for the theater. Some friends and I had tickets to see Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” (which was utterly brilliant) at Edinburgh’s Lyceum. What was exceptionally lucky is that the farmer’s market in Edinburgh is held just … Continue reading

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My very own highlands holiday!

Driving up the A9 last week was a very exciting affair! I’m familiar with the road and as we drove higher up I began to point out the estates and lodges that I’d cooked at, telling anecdotes about each one … Continue reading

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The Secret stash

In the back garden we have a run full of hens. In the front garden we have another smaller hen run which houses “Monty”, the Millie Fleur Pekin and couple of ladies to keep him company. As it is wintertime … Continue reading

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Gaiters grouse and the good dog Scoop.

I was very kindly given new gaiters for Christmas, bright red ones. They are made of what is basically wet-suit material and go on very easily; Velcro up the back. It was time to take them for a spin. The … Continue reading

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

I like to do the big garden bird watch every year and this year was no different. I saw a selection of the birds that are in the garden on a regular basis. I probably saw more Chaffinches than recorded … Continue reading

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There’s a wagtail in the woodshed

Honestly there is. Earlier today I was moving some bits of wood around when suddenly a wagtail flew out. Our woodshed used to be some kind of agricultural cow related building and has little feeding troughs in it. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Quail chicks!

When I told people I’d bought 12 quail eggs off ebay to hatch they laughed. As I signed for the little (heavily wrapped) package the postman actually told me it would never work. To an extent I could understand them … Continue reading

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Preparing the raised beds

It’s a sunny day, its March and the time has come to really make an impression on the garden. I’ve had all sorts of plans coming and going about what I’m going to do with the place but now its … Continue reading

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Fame for little Scoop

Last December it snowed. Quite heavily on the hills around the house, a wonderful picture to wake up to when you have nowhere else to go. We took a walk, my boyfriend, Scoop the puppy and I into the snowy … Continue reading

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