The new chickens arrive!

Our chickens have arrived over the Easter holidays!

We have 4 hybrids: Cuckoo Maran, Sussex, Leghorn and Barred rock. They are all POL chickens so we should have some eggs in a month or two. They are rather shy at the moment but getting braver as the days go on!

Katy, The Good Life In Practice x

Making the chicken enclosure

Michael has been busy putting up wooden posts and attaching chicken wire to make the chicken enclosure. This is half the full fence height and now it is fully completed to 6 ft. An easy open gate has been put on the side to easily get in and out of the run.

More pictures of the chickens coming soon!

Katy, The Good Life In Practice

Product Review: Honeybuns bakery

Another exciting package arrived in the post – a new cake mix from Honeybuns Bakery! A new product now available and it is Gluten Free – so is great for people with gluten intolerances. I do like doing reviews for Honeybuns because the produce is so yummy and moreish so I was happy to get stuck in and test this new cake mix!

I followed the easy recipe included on the tin and did a variation which was also included – The Lemon Drizzle Cake. The mix all arrives in a funky tube which has a vintage kitsch design on it. All I did was mix the two bags together in a bowl, added 2 free range eggs and some butter. Then mixed and popped in the oven. The Lemon drizzle cake called for zest added to the mix (which I did) and a sugar/lemon juice topping. Once added this created a lovely, moist cake.

It was a really easy pack to use and included lots of ideas how you could make the most of it and lots of inspiring recipe variations to utilise. Lastly, I would say often Gluten Free items are very dry and crumbly but this new mix was fantastically moist and had a good texture.

Here is a link to their tasty goodies on their website if you fancy taking a gander:

Katy, The Good Life In Practice x

Broody Bantam…


One of our little Bantams is broody!

She had started to get broody and sit in the smaller hen house by herself. Therefore Dad went to a local poultry supplier and got 8 fertilised eggs for her to sit on. They are 4 different bantam breeds within the eggs – I will let you know which breeds soon. Fingers crossed she manages to hatch some of them. So far she has been an excellent broody mum coming off the eggs once a day for some food and water, then returning to sit on her eggs again. Watch this space for more news on her and her eggs.