Chooksandroots

Description

Keen gardener and chicken keeper. Read all the books, watch all the shows, ignore all the advice. Results more luck than judgement. Hate waste, love baking and cooking from scratch. Even fridge scrapings look good in a quiche!


MY BLOGS

  • Chooks and roots http://chooksandroots.wordpress.com/

    A tongue in cheek view of the happenings in the garden. I read all the books, watch all the shows, and ignore all the advice. Results have to be instant!

LATEST ARTICLES ( 212 )

  • Warsaw

    Warsaw

    Hello… *crackle*…Testing, Testing… *crackle crackle*Apparently, I have a blog stalker. Yes… little old me has my very own stalker, who trawls around the stuff... Read more

    Posted on 07 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Fairy Tale

    Fairy Tale

    Once upon a time there was a Mummy bear and a Daddy bear. They had two lovely children and their lives were spent skipping around the woods, hand in hand.Well…... Read more

    Posted on 03 November 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Operation Autumn

    Operation Autumn

    We’ve decided to take on another garden project – and you all know how we love a good project!At the bottom of the garden is a little seating area… perfect for... Read more

    Posted on 24 October 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Split

    Split

    The last leg of our adventure took us to Split – north of Dubrovnik on the coast. Our flight was from Split back to London, and we weren’t sure if we were... Read more

    Posted on 01 August 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hvar

    Hvar

    After a couple of days on the beautiful island of Mijet, we boarded another ferry and were Hvar bound. Hvar sounded much livelier than Mijet – and also looked... Read more

    Posted on 01 August 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Mjet

    Mjet

    After Dubrovnik, we took the ferry to Mljet. The ferry docked at Polace, but we’d read that Pomena was a slightly busier town. Getting off the ferry, there was ... Read more

    Posted on 01 August 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik

    Before you say it… I KNOW these next posts aren’t strictly about gardening, but I’m hoping to wing it by pretending they are foodie postsIn June my friend and... Read more

    Posted on 01 August 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Blooming Marvellous

    Blooming Marvellous

    Today, the hottest day of the year (so far) my social media feeds are full of weather-related comments such as “don’t take your dog out” to “I’m baking to... Read more

    Posted on 19 July 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • New Toy

    Leafing through the Sunday mags, I happened across an image that fair old made my heart flutter. It was a photo of a group of people having a fine old barbeque... Read more

    Posted on 31 May 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Decking – the Grand Finale

    Decking Grand Finale

    It seems like an age away that we had the ‘brilliant’ idea of recycling my Lovely Fit Chap’s decking and reusing it at my house… but after weeks of sweat and... Read more

    Posted on 24 May 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Decking – Part 4

    Decking Part

    Once all the planks were laid, it was finally time to fix them to the base. LFC (lovely fit chap) and I soon swung into action, measuring, sawing, drilling pilo... Read more

    Posted on 10 May 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Decking – Part 3

    Decking Part

    This weekend we were on a mission to make headway with the never ending decking project. All the wood was at my Lovely Fit Chap’s (henceforth known as LFC)... Read more

    Posted on 03 May 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Decking – Part 2

    Decking Part

    As I mentioned before, my chap is having his garden decking redone, and the plan is to upcycle this to my house. Last weekend was spent lathering up a sweat,... Read more

    Posted on 20 April 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Decking

    Decking

    Hello…Helloooo….Anyone there?….OK. I have massively neglected the blog, and it’s been an AGE since I popped in for an update. So to all you followers who have... Read more

    Posted on 09 April 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Coming Together Like a Big Fat Plan

    Coming Together Like Plan

    Following on from my excellent cunning plan for aquiring free plants, I had a message from a friend saying he was having a bit of a border sort out and would I... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Blooms in July

    Blooms July

    This blog post needs little in the way of words… the pictures should speak for themselves :)Frilly poppyThe little patioPoppySweet peasA lovely place to chink... Read more

    Posted on 02 July 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • All Change at Chook Cottage

    Change Chook Cottage

    Well, well, well – we’ve had a busy old time of it, here at Chook Cottage. So much so, there’s been barely time to put pen to paper, or indeed, fingers to... Read more

    Posted on 23 June 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Wormery

    Wormery

    Most gardeners are aware that decent compost and a bit of fertilizer always goes down well in the garden. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a compost... Read more

    Posted on 14 May 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Unruly Bush

    Unruly Bush

    On a visit to my sister’s at the weekend, I found her in the garden, pondering what on earth to do with a large, unruly, overgrown bush. Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Herb Garden

    Herb Garden

    On a regular wander around the garden centre a week or so back, I spotted they were selling off the wooden crates that the spring bulbs had been delivered in. Read more

    Posted on 27 April 2015 GARDENING, HOME