Chicken Coop has arrived

I didn’t appreciate how difficult it was choosing a chicken coop until I started the search myself.  There are just so many options out there, fortunately many of the options where quickly ruled out as the build quality didn’t look good.

I simply didn’t want an imported flat pack coop which would last a mere few months, and take me just as long putting the thing together.    Just under 6 months ago I purchased a rather large rabbit hutch and vowed never to buy flat pack animal enclosures ever again. It was extremely expensive and low quality.

So to cut the long story short I opted for a hand made chicken coop suitable for up to 8 hens. The coop was build and delivered from Perthshire within a week. I recommend to anyone that is looking for a chicken coop.  Being able to tweak the design slightly was great.

Chicken Coop


Well lets hope this pond encourages frogs to all my allotment home.  I have a massive slug problem and I’m sure there is enough food for the frogs.  The pond only took a couple of hours to put together and its made completely of up-cycled materials.

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Water shortage

I seriously need to sort out a water pump and timer sooner than later as my leaky hose has used up 200lt in 4 days.  Its a shame there is not enough pressure in the IBC tank to open/close the value on the LCD timer.



Considering these potatoes are just growing in reclaimed soil they are doing quite well.  To be honest potatoes tend to grow better in open soil or raised bed.  The last time I grow potatoes in potato bags the harvest was very poor indeed. Surely I should be able to grow at least one potato from eight potato bags.


My IBC tap converter has arrived

Finally I am able to downgrade IBC fire hydrant tap to a standard hose tap.   I bought this adapter from eBay for £20 which more than does what I need it to do (if you’d like a link post a comment below).  The main tap will be used to attach my hose (and subsequently water pump when I’ve got some spare cash), the second tap will be used to link to my other two 200lt water butts, one of which is attached to the guttering.

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