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Killer Sunshine

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The heat here in Spain is no joke. It can kill.  Last year we lost one of our hens to heat stroke and it happened again this week. The rest of the hens are fine, the two we lost were a heavier breed and haven't coped well with our soaring daytime temperatures.



The hens free range and can choose where they go, and there are some very shady spots and plenty water available but hens are not very bright...

On a happier note, there's more film of the chicks who are doing fine. Thank goodness, I don't think we could take any more drama!

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A Weed Free Garden

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Does such a thing exist? Mmmmmmmm maybe, maybe not.


I live in Spain but I've been growing vegetables in just the same way as I did in the UK.  Will it work? Or will I have to change the way I do stuff? And Permaculture? Who else has trouble adapting those principles to their own situation?

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Life and Death on the Homestead

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We love this time of year as we nearly always have a new batch of chickens arrive.. as chicks, hatched by their mum. It's not without worry though.



And so as not to leave you in suspense...


Only another chicken owner can tell you how typical our experience is. Chickens, while being very straight forward most of the time can be really difficult at others. But life finds a way.. thank goodness.

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Chicken Politics

It's exciting this time of year, the garden is lush, the veggies are starting to bear fruit and we have a broody hen!

This stupid blogger is still not playing ball and not allowing me to embed my video, even though it's saying I can do this.. I click that option and nothing happens- do you think they know I'm going to ditch them in favour of Vlogging on YouTube? 😄🤣 Maybe.

Oh well, I apologise but here is the URL for the latest Blog entry. Please just subscribe to our channel and bypass this blogger milarky.

https://youtu.be/r3lJGCAb-wo

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Can't run a Smallholding without this!

If you're thinking of taking on a Smallholding or trying to be self sufficient and go off grid, then you absolutely need this.  A self sufficient life is challenging at the best of times but having one or more of these skills will help enormously.

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Enjoy. And thank you for watching.

https://youtu.be/r3lJGCAb-wo

Seriously I did try to embed the video but for some reason it wouldn't work. This is another reason why I'm giving up Blogger, it really is pants alot of the time. S…

The Easiest Garden I don't have to Water!

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It's up around 30C out there on a daily basis at the moment but I am growing cucumber, squash, pumpkin and small vine tomatoes in a system that doesn't require watering or weeding.

Will it last all summer? How much produce will I get? Is it worth the effort?


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