The hens are settling in

Our new white stars and Cheshire blues are settling in at Magclough. Can you tell the difference?

Cheshire blue
Cheshire blue
White stars
White stars

 

Labels

We are still a few weeks away from full egg production but we have been working on some egg-box labels. Here is our latest effort!

Egg label

 

The hens have arrived

Hen House
New arrivals

Our hens have arrived and are installed in the new poultry shed surrounded by an electric fence.

Heather honey

Heather Honey
Heather honey

After a bare four weeks out on Eyam Moor our two hives scraped together a super full of heather honey. If you have never come across this before, the honey is thixotropic. It is actually more of a jelly that a liquid and it needs extracting with a honey press.

Fortunately we have one of these inherited from Charlotte's grandfather. 

The resulting honey is delicious. It is a golden colour with a strong taste. The gel-like texture means it has characteristic air bubbles.