Wednesday, 25 November 2009

One month to go!

I reckon my girls must have the same enthusiasm for Christmas as me! I let them out in the garden for a run in the brief show of sunshine we had this afternoon, but within minutes they were peering into my summer house where I was pulling all the boxes of Christmas decorations out. It may have been the sound of the tinsel or the bells ringing but they were more interested in being there than pulling up worms.

I love this time of year when we start preparing for the magical season. But it's not just the preparation, it's when we all start to want to gather together and do nice things.

I always wonder why only Christmas seems to give us this sudden urge to have some goodwill to others. Some may think it's too early to start thinking about it, but in the spirit of the great Charles Dickens himself, I believe we should keep the spirit of Christmas in our hearts all the time.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

The Green Cow

One Hundred Ways For A Chicken To Train Its Human has found yet another most suitable home.The Green Cow farm shop is opening on Saturday 14th November in Tasley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. It's a wonderful outlet for my little book and I was so excited when Sally, one of the owners contacted me with the idea of selling it at the shop.

This place is a must for any food lover. With an impressive range of fine foods from cheese to fish, from fresh vegetables to fresh meat, not forgetting the wonderful selection of pickles and other delicious things to tempt you. It also has a range of of gifts and a lovely cafe area, so would be an ideal place to visit on the build up to Christmas or any time of year.

Sally mentioned that they will be having all sorts of events such as food tasting, demonstrations and even the odd book signing! Fingers crossed that my little offering will go down well.

Wishing the Green Cow lots of luck on it's opening day and for the future.

It just proves that with determination, even during a recession, wonderful things can happen.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Hopefully there is no Gunpowder or treason within the chicken coop - but there is certainly some plotting! I have wondered for ages how they get out of their run when my back is turned, and the other day I discovered their secret. They get on top of the arc which gives them height and then they fly over. How clever is that? I bet they are plotting all the time how best to get what they want!
Tonight, my little hens will be safely tucked up while all the madness of Bonfire night goes on. I hope all animals are safe tonight.

However, my girls will enjoy the cold ashes of my bonfire which I intend to light this weekend. They love to scratch around in the cool grey powder after a bonfire. Goodness knows what they find there, but they love it.

And while my little hens were sleeping - this was going on!

Have a fun and safe Bonfire night