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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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    Oranges and Lemons

    Blog 5th March 2017

    Sailing from Seville… When the days of late Winter and early Spring can be so fickle, promising sunshine and new shoots followed by dark days and hail, we have found…

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    Round and Around

    Blog 6th February 2016

    We’ve been thinking about cycles this week… Not bicycles, though we love those too, but life cycles in animals and plants, the cycles of the seasons and, of course, recycling…

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    Back in the Game!

    Blog 25th January 2016

    The wait is over… I must have forgotten how good the feeling is to discover a freshly laid egg in the nest box, to be honest, I’ve not been checking…

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    Boil, Chop, Bubble, Pot…

    Blog 19th January 2016

    Welcome back to Hen Corner, especially to new visitors since our recent feature in The Guardian. Maybe I should have named this post ‘Upper Body Strength’? As this week is…

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    Munching Marmalade…

    Blog 2nd February 2015

    “I came all the way in a lifeboat, and ate marmalade. Bears like marmalade.”* *Paddington Bear This year, I may have more in common with Paddington Bear than ever before.…

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    Paddington would have been proud!

    Blog 29th January 2014

    It’s great to have this year’s courses well underway, this week we’ve been baking beautiful bread and making marvellous marmalade. Our course guests took home their wonderful creations and can…

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    Planning the plot

    Blog 10th January 2014

    We’ve had a full week back at work and 2014 is well underway. ‘What shall we grow this year?’ Was the question that my friend, Matt, asked me over breakfast…

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    2013 – Review of the year…

    Blog 30th December 2013

    We hope that you’ve had a great Christmas and are now looking forward to the exciting journey that 2014 will bring. Readers who follow us on Twitter and Facebook will…

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