Sunday, 1 February 2009


We are now the proud of owners of a rather spectacular chicken house and, mostly importantly, three gorgeous egg-laying chickens. Went to a really good chicken farm near East Hanningfield where the chap was particularly helpful. We've gone for a clear Sussex (Ezmeralda), a chocolate Peking (Tallulah) and a mid-brown hen (Cecilia). They seem to be settling in nicely.

Dr Green nearly had kittens this afternoon when he spotted an egg in the nesting box. It'll be fritattas for breakfast, tea and dinner! Only kidding, we plan to use the eggs for baking mainly. But with the chooks producing around 20 eggs per week I need to see what egg-citing recipes Nigella has on offer.

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