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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.

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    Everybody’s Mentoring…

    Blog 25th February 2020

    If you’ve ever been to Hen Corner, you will have met our lovely cat. He leaves such an impression that he is often highlighted in our Tripadvisor reviews!

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    Firm Foundations

    Blog 29th January 2020

    If you are anything like me, then there’s always a number of jobs to be done, at home, in the garden, with the family, and with the bees.

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    View from a High Point

    Blog 3rd January 2020

    I love the Twelve Days of Christmas that begin with feasting on December 25th then allow us almost two weeks of relaxing, reflecting, appreciating friendships and planning.

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    Merry Christmas from Hen Corner

    Blog 21st December 2019

    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

  • I often get asked whether we eat our own chickens, especially when they stop laying eggs, and when I explain that the chickens can continue to lay regularly for over 6 years and the average age of the chicken in the butchers shop is 6 week, people soon guess that an old bird won’t be that succulent.

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    Who is up for a Festive Treat?

    Blog 31st October 2019

    There’s always a few people that sigh when Christmas is mentioned before December, but I’m a firm believer in getting ready, planning and preparing so that when we light the advent candle we open the door to a whole month of celebrating.

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    City Harvest

    Blog 21st September 2019

    It’s always busy in September. We take the honey off the bees, the apples off the trees and get busy filtering, fermenting, preserving and potting up ready to stash away for colder days or sell to local customers.

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    Will You Raise Good Bees?

    Blog 17th August 2019

    The Green Queens…
    This year is the first year that I’ve used a ‘proper’ queen marking pen – yes, there is such a thing – and I haven’t been the most neat of artists whilst using it. Previous years have found me sporting an old bottle of nail varnish and, as you can see in the photo above, blue glitter was quite a favourite.