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    Patience with preserving

    Blog 7th June 2019

    Oops I did it again…
    This week on one of my favourite courses, A Day at Hen Corner, I made a classic ‘schoolgirl error’. Well, that might not be the best way of describing it as we didn’t make jam at school – probably too much risk letting teenagers boil sugar to very high temperatures. However, it was a mistake that I’ve made on more than one occasion before.

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    Doing it Together

    Blog 18th May 2019

    One of the things I love most about Hen Corner is that we share our hobbies and passions for sustainable living with so many other wonderful people. Recently I’ve spent…

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    Now we are Nine…

    Blog 10th April 2019

    It’s our birthday! I can’t believe that it was nine years ago that Hen Corner came into being.
    It all started when we were thinking about a ‘brand name’ for our homemade Christmas chutney label and concluded that Sara’s Preserves was a bit boring.

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    Winners All Round!

    Blog 25th March 2019

    We were very honoured last week to have been recognised at the Urban Food Awards in a special category, Women in Food: The women putting good food on London’s plate. This is where thirty of London’s leading Women in Food are being celebrated as part of the capital’s Urban Food Awards, championed by the Mayor of London.

  • We are so excited as we prepare for this year’s Country Living Magazine Spring Fair – We’ll be there, complete with a clutch of chickens, and will be based in the Smallholding area as one of the first things you see as you enter the event.

  • We’ve been keeping hens in London since 2007 and it was on moving to the house in the corner of the street, the following year, that opened up the possibilities of increasing the size of the flock, indulging in different types of chickens, and welcoming others to come and see how easy it is to keep chickens in a London back garden.

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    That was January

    Blog 30th January 2019

    I always try to keep the diary a bit quieter at the beginning of the year, allowing us to get ahead of some of the winter tasks in the garden and to ensure that we keep up to pace with new things that come in throughout the year.

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    Rise and Shine – Get up and go!

    Blog 8th January 2019

    Here we are, a New Year with loads of new opportunities ahead of us, just inviting us to grab hold of them as they come into reach.
    I know I’m not alone in having good intentions for a new rhythm that brings balance to work and home.

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    Merry Christmas!

    Blog 22nd December 2018

    To all our subscribers, course guests, customers and visitors,

    We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    From Sara and all at Hen Corner

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    Mistletoe and Wine

    Blog 28th November 2018

    Christmas is coming and we are very excited… We have already run some of our Christmas Courses, helping others get ahead with their preparations, and we’ve been to a Christmas…