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.


The big butt

Welcome to my new allotment blog. Here I will keep you up to date with all the action ‘down on the allotment’.  That said I think I’ll coin the term ‘across on the allotment’ since my allotment is pretty much opposite my house.

I’ll post some pictures of my progress to date when I get a chance.  But until then check out my recent Butt upgrade.  1000lt of pure beauty.