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    Life at Hen Corner

    Blog 31st July 2020

    When I first claimed the domain name HenCorner.com, 10 years ago, to start blogging our journey toward urban self sufficiency, I naturally wanted to set up a couple of email addresses. Info@ sounded too impersonal, Office@ and Admin@ just sounded too ‘corporate’ and didn’t really communicate that we were intending to spend most of our time in the garden!

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    Let Them Eat Bread!

    Blog 28th May 2020

    I’ve been chatting to a miller that I know, the lovely Emily at Wessex Mill in Wantage near Oxford, and she explained what’s been happening to all the flour recently.…

  • We have got so much good news to share with you this week. First, we are announcing the winners of our 10th Anniversary Draw, then we are telling you all about Celebrate at Home with Country Living, finally, we’ve transitioned a number of our courses to online/virtual sessions allowing you to join us via Zoom to learn new skills. Good news all round, yes?

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    Ten Years at Hen Corner!

    Blog 20th April 2020

    This month, April 2020, marks the 10th Anniversary of Hen Corner, our Urban Smallholding in West London! We had been gearing up for all kinds of wonderful celebrations and, sadly, it turned out that we couldn’t invite guests to join us for the big day over the Easter weekend.

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    The Good Life in the City

    Blog 26th March 2020

    This week has seen a few firsts for me, the most unusual has been the amount of phone calls that I’ve received asking me if I am selling my chickens!

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    Marvellous Marmalade!

    Blog 14th March 2020

    I’ve been making marmalade for many years now, every year that we’ve lived in the corner house (that’s been 12 years), and for a good few years before that. I remember the first time that I stocked up on Seville Oranges, I had great plans to boil up buckets of the stuff, unfortunately, I learnt some important lessons the hard way.