We have been hugely busy making homes for our new chickens: rare breeds we have obtained from our dear friend Ivor. We love it when he comes to the garden because he brings splendid new fowl for our growing collection. There must be 15 different breeds ranging from Barbu d’Uccles to Frizzled Polands… all great characters and I waste lots of time watching them for hours it seems. We are really hoping they are a big hit with garden visitors because they are so unusual. We have made them a huge new run this week and all is electrified to keep out Mr. Fox.