Clapham and New Hens

Last Saturday was a day of two contrasting halves.  For the first I donned my go-to jumper from Gap  (no, you aren't reading the wrong blog but I can't help but get fashionista now and then, and yes, every wannabe fashionista has a selfie stick )  




and caught bus, train and  legs .  I arrived at Clapham Junction around 8.30 in the morning and headed straight for Whole Foods Market here on my boring blog.  

Having stocked up on essentials I wandered down the streets of this up and arrived area enjoying the Nottinghill like ambiance. The street market of olive stalls and boulangerie counters was coming to life as vendors set out their taste sensations. 

I arrived at my friends house at 9 am for a fresh croissant and coffee breakfast. 

Not my friends house but the neighbourhood


The coffee was in a plunger.  How that taste was so much more flavoursome then the pods. I imagined my friend  cycling around this Nottinghillesque area at  8 am with a basket on his bike handlebars to collect the pastries and breads. 

After a few hours of chat with friends over this relaxed suburban village breakfast we all went our separate ways.  At home in Sussex my lunch was bits of my delicacies from Whole Foods Market.


In the afternoon Mr Him and I drove across the Ashdown forest to collect new hens.  A farmer has been desperately trying to find new forever homes for 9000 hens that are past their productive life.  This has been a nationwide campaign including TV shows.  I reserved 4. 
Mr Him capturing hens


A few of the 9000



My new hens laid on their first day at home so productive enough for me.  

By way of sealing the deal we were given cupcakes to take home with our new hens.  I see them as an edible booklet of what you too can do with your new chickens.  A unique and clever marketing ploy. 


10 comments:

  1. Lovely.
    My partner's sister has a flock of rescue hens. And they lay for her too. And live a good life. How I love that contented chook warble too.

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  2. You had a fun busy days and gonna have lotsa eggs, maybe go in business?

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    1. I gave half a dozen to my mother today. I can already see us running out of space for the supply

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  3. Nice of you to take the 4 hens. I've never thought about such hens past their time.

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    1. At 18 months they are tame and I'm lucky in that these came from a free range organic farm.

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  4. I always enjoy visiting your neck of the woods in a virtual sense through your photos and posts!

    Sorry, nothing more meaningful to add.

    Have a lovely Easter!!

    SSG xxx

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    1. Thank you. Just sharing our differences and similarities is great.

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  5. What do you do to make your hen housing fox-proof - we have so many round here, but I'd love some hens...

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    1. I use the Omlet cube which seems to be fox proof. We also do have a lot of foxes but they have not got into the cube.

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