Just in case you are wondering about the chicken chaos in the garden....here's what happened to the ornamental (i.e. "not for eating"!)cabbages in one afternoon.
For good measure they dug up the spring bulbs in that planter too.
The gourmet chicken garden has finally given a convincing answer to the
question: "what plants will chickens not touch?" Answer: "Not many!" We can safely say that they do not like onions or celery, but everything else seems to be fair game. Thankfully our new electric chicken fence arrived today, so the battle between chooks and vegetation may be evened up again.
On another front entirely, we are all very excited to be doing our first Farmers Market next weekend. The Market happens to coincide with a Victorian Christmas Day, so it will all be in fancy dress just to add to the sense of occasion. We will have some fabulous Highland Beef on our stall - with plenty of delicious steak to taste too. We hope people enjoy it and that we will make a few more Tiny Farmer converts on the day!
The sheep are doing well and getting used to their local celebrity status - not only do we have several reception classes following adopted sheep, we also have BBC Radio Cambridgeshire doing regular interviews and items throughout the year following ewe 562. Take a look at the latest interview below, or follow the sheep on Facebook or Twitter.