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Alice, rest in peace

Sunday. I woke up leisurely to the steady patter of endless rain outside the window, and plumped up my pillows and finished reading Winter Magic (see my enthusiastic review) before getting up for an even more leisurely breakfast. We had…

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The Provenance of the Plate

The Provenance of the Plate

Warning: This post may not be suitable for vegetarians or those unwilling to accept where your food comes from. Back in the summer, you may remember that Emma and I hatched out three eggs into little fluffy chicks, hoping that…

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There once was a chicken called Wiggy

Wiggy You were not our first hen, but you were our oldest lady. One of the girls. Your eggs they were not the biggest Indeed, they were the smallest of the small. Perfect blue, with the creamiest yolkiest yellowist tastiest…

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Tricolour

We have thrice the layers in the Bicester Chicken department of ShepFood Ltd… Today, Solveig, lay her first egg – it was smeared in blood, so ouch, that first lay must hurt – and brown in colour. So now we…

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Back In Her Place

Wiggy is home. Em and I went to visit her at her holiday retreat out on the Northampton road, and we decided to try bringing her home. If it doesn’t work out, she can always go back. So Wigs, if…

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Boot Camp

Wiggy has gone on holidays. Ever since we got the two new chickens she’s been a rotten old bully to poor Henny-penny, so this evening Auntie Debbie from the vets came and collected her, taking her home with her to…

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From Plant To Plate

How nice is it to have a relaxing afternoon, lounging around in the garden, picking fresh produce one hour and then eating it outside on the patio the next? How nice? It’s blissful. In other news, Bicester Poultry Inc. has…

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The Agony and the Tragedy

Tuesday’s Bicester Chicken News is quite distressing. Em stayed home with a migraine today, and in the afternoon went out to say hello to the chickens, and they escaped the arc into the garden! Now, you can’t chase chickens, and…

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