I stopped posting on twitter, I found it required too much time, I am an infrequent user of Facebook. I do try to keep followers up to date with the goings on at Bellecross Hens via Instagram, my blog however allows me to ramble so much more.
If you are new to Bellecross Hens and are the least bit interested, below are the links to my previous blogs.
.Gosh they were written a while ago, how things have changed| Not just at Bellecross hens but the use and style of social media.. I really do need to try and keep up but I fear my age is beginning to show | I'm not sure 'selfies' are for me and I've yet to grasp 'reels' and TikTok..
Thankfully the basics of poultry keeping and breeding never change, although there is always more to learn and new ideas to embrace.
The last few years have seen a rise in popularity of garden poultry, with many people looking to keep a few birds as pets, to provide fresh eggs for their family and to to engage children in the caring of animals and teaching them where their food comes from.
It has been lovely to see the delight and excitement on the faces of the children as they collect their new hens.
With incubators becoming more affordable, home hatching on a small scale has also become popular. The wonderment of a chick hatching from an egg never goes away no matter how old you are or how many times you have seen it.
Hopefully the joy of poultry keeping will stay with a few of these young children for years to come and they will be the future breeders.
A Year in the Life of Annie