We grow our own food in a suburban village in the North East of England. Follow us as we keep up the battle to be self-sufficient.
Saturday, 7 January 2017
Bad news from DEFRA
The DEFRA restrictions on keeping poultry caged were meant to end today. Alas, they have been extended for another 7 weeks, to the end of February. Apparently there has been another avian flu outbreak on a farm, this time in Wales. The hens and ducks won't be happy. And we are going to have to look at putting down wood chippings or hay on the ground of the enclosures as it is getting rather muddy and churned up.