When we moved into our house we reckoned that it would be a 5 year project to sort it out and make it lovely.
Needless to say we had our 5 year anniversay at the start of the month and there are still a few things on the to do list… But we [...]
Asparagus is one of my favourite vegetables
Such a favourite that three years ago on a strange whim (which may or may not have had something to do with being pregnant and borderline nuts) and slightly urged on by my Dad, I decided to start an asparagus bed
What you need to [...]
We have just taken delivery of three beautiful new chickens to add to our existing and definitely not pretty pair, Betty and Ginger. Hard to describe how not pretty Betty is but put it this way, she started off life as a chick known as Ugly…
Our three new girls are [...]
I have to admit to turning a blind eye to one part of our garden (well actually there’s more than one but I pretend that the whole compost heap/nettle fest is actually in a field so not technically part of the garden – nothing like trying to rationalise being lazy…)
The front garden [...]
Despite being slightly hindered by the willing help of the two small people, yesterday turned out to be a good day in the veggie patch!
Not only did we finish digging over all the beds, including the last one that I was leaving because the soil is all heavy because next door’s cess pit [...]
Been a busy weekend up here at Muddling Towers.
The girls and I have been out in the veggie patch continuing our battle against the sea of weeds.
Four years ago where our veggie patch is now was a mass of overgrown raspberry canes, various other out of control weeds and a few currant [...]
I’m feeling terribly proud of myself!
After failing to grow peas from scratch outside for the last couple of years, I decided to try starting some inside.
In an Aga tray on the windowsill above a radiator in the living room which is probably not what the gardening books recommend.
And I have some [...]
First lesson learnt – chickens can be very attached to other chickens
Second lesson learnt – Ginger is VERY protective of Betty
Third lesson learnt – don’t let your bum get too close to a cross cockerel
Fourth lesson learnt – not all sat on eggs become chicks
So Betty didn’t like the maternity [...]
We did this a few weeks back and its gone down a hit with the small feathered friends in the garden
The apple tree is just outside our kitchen window so we can now sit and drink tea whilst watching the tits (yes, Mr Muddling it was a green tit not a great tit…) [...]
Been a bit disorganised this year and only just got around to thinking about what to do with the veggie patch this year.
Its been quite nice to not have to worry about weeding, working, keeping the veggie patch under control during the winter. Except now its Spring and the rhubarb is sprouting and [...]