8 April 2013

A Spring Flower Show and A New Chicken House

Hi again everyone. It's been so long since I have posted anything that I think I have rather lost the knack but I have decided that from now on I am going to try and post on my blog at least once a week. I know it sounds like a boring excuse but I have been really busy with the Trerulefoot Local Produce Market where I have a stall three days a week. I'm still trying to figure out which things sell well and which things are more trouble than they are worth but I think it's slowly coming together .... Maybe. I love being at the market, the people are lovely and I really enjoy chatting to people. 

This week though, I took a day off from sewing and making cards and went to the Boconnoc Spring Flower Show on Sunday. It was lovely. A bit chilly but I got some lovely ideas for things to make and some fabulous heritage vegetable seeds. There was one stall with over 80 different varieties of tomato seeds!! 

Boconnoc House
There were loads of lovely local food stalls giving away free samples, I tried some fabulous game pie that was totally delicious and there were loads of scrumptious cakes to be tried and quite frankly, I could happily have just stayed in the food tent and carried on sampling. It was a lovely day. 

I don't know if I have mentioned in the past that I have been wanting to get some chickens for a while. Due to a lack of spare cash, however, this has so far just been wishful thinking. Today, I am thrilled to say, I finally got a chicken house :-) It was made by two of the other market stall holders Penny and Brian of Inwood and they very kindly gave it to me as a present. I'm so excited. I went to pick it up this afternoon and now I can't wait to get some chickens and ...... I think I'm going to give my lovely new chicken house a coat of pink paint :-)


  1. I think that a pink chicken house is a fab idea, I love colours everywhere
    and if you have pink paint then use it. waste not want not.

  2. hi - we went to the flower show on saturday and it was wonderful

  3. I have always wanted to visit this spring garden show, maybe one year!
    What a great hen house!
    Sarah x

  4. Chickens. A free chicken house - you are lucky.
    You sound as though you had a great day out.

    Good luck. - Dianne Hereford

  5. Boconnoc was brilliant, wasn't it? I could have spent a fortune, but I resisted!
    How wonderful that you were given the hen house - I love chickens, they are such great little personalities to have around.

  6. Thats a lovely gift Kay.The chickens will fit in nicely with all the other animals.Hope they don't freak Indie out xx