Our new chickens!

For our family house-warming we received some fantastic and very thoughtful house-warming presents! Our Uncle and Aunties family gave us 3 new chickens to add to the flock! We have named them Edwina, Christina and Hunstanton (chosen by a young cousin!). Additionally, my parents gave us a fantastic new chicken house to use in the new run we constructed! Thank you to family and friends for supporting our smallholding ideas : )

Apple Pressing

We borrowed an apple press from our local smallholders society for the weekend. We made it a proper family event with Dad and family friend Alan on the sterilised Woodchipper to turn the Apples and Pears into pulp! We had to be inventive with this! It worked well though and supplied us with lots of pulp to put through the apple press. My sister Tabitha was put in charge of bottling all the fresh juice, then we divided the bottles between us to consume soon! Unfortunately we could not pasteurise it but will try that next year.

Another batch was produced and will be turned into Cider and Perry!

Rabbit offspring



Our rabbits have been at it again!

There is a reason why they coin the phrase ‘at it like rabbits!’ and ‘breeding like rabbits!’ – simply because rabbits produce offspring quickly. This time we have had 5 baby rabbits – including one who is extra fluffy due to angora ancestry!

Katy, The Good Life In Practice x

‘Who gives a flying Duck?!’

Yes Ducks are the word on the street down at The Good Life In Practice Smallholding. We have recently acquired 2 Indian Runner ducks who have now been christened Vivien and Merryweather.

They are a bit nervous but are very vocal and seem to randomly enjoy the company of the Leghorn chicken – an honorary duck we think! Here is a quick picture of them when they first arrived to their new home. Currently they have a watering pot to dabble and dibble in but their new massive old bath is in residence and getting prepared to replace the watering pot so they have a bigger water area.