One of the things we were keen on doing once we moved was growing some veg and keeping chickens. The rest of the family are now calling us Tom and Barbara (the Good Life for those too young to get that straight away!  Well we had some success with the veg this year but it was difficult not living there and moving everything got in the way too. So we’ll ‘try harder and do better’ next year. But we’ve really taken to the chickens in the few weeks they’ve been with us. Chris made some modifications to the coop we had bought and he and David set up the run, complete with gate and all round fencing. The girls even have a climbing frame made from off-cuts of fence posts! If ever I’m missing, I can usually to be found talking to ‘the girls’. The eggs are a bonus too!