Father Tom brings a group from San Francisco every year, sometimes twice a year. They Read more →
First visitors for 2017
Damien has vetoed a pig ..well, two pigs, but the hens ( except poor Lolly) Read more →
A New Year
2016 was a very busy year for us at the Yeats Experience and we welcomed Read more →
Yeats in charcoal
Finally. After weeks of drawing, erasing, swearing Read more →
Holy Thursday at Broc House
It is a blustery day, cloudy but plenty of blue sky as well…a great Read more →
Damien has vetoed a pig ..well, two pigs, but the hens ( except poor Lolly) and the dogs are thriving. We lost Lolly from what appears to have been “sudden chicken death syndrome”!! She was well, eating and clucking and laying lovely brown eggs and then I found her in the henhouse still warm but definitely dead.
The dogs are terrified of the hens because they associate them with the electric fence around the hen coop and they both got nasty shocks form the fence. they prefer to stay inside and watch me cook or lounge on the couch.
The hens have laid eggs all winter, sometimes five a day but usual three or four. They love the greens I pick from the garden and the poly tunnel. Recently they have started jumping out over the hen house and escaping down the field so we had to put up a barricade on the roof. We love the eggs for breakfast simply boiled and servred with brown bread or scrambled and served with toasted sourdough bread.
I make incredible mayonnaise to serve for our guests on their chicken and ham open sandwiches and of course we have loads of our own salad leave on the plate as well.