Flower Crush: Grape Hyacinth

Aha - the grape hyacinths are here! Sound the trumpets! For me, grape hyacinths are one of the most joyous signs of Spring. It must be their range of beautiful, clear, purple colours or that they have so many little flower heads on one stem, arranged into a tasteful cone. I like to lie on... Continue Reading →

Flowers: The New Bathroom Air Freshener

{viburnum in the bathroom} Are you tired of artificial, chemical smells in your home? Do bathroom air fresheners make your eyes water? Well, look no further because flowers will be your new best friend! Recently, while I have been internet browsing... I have seen so many images of vases containing spring flowers and blossom, just... Continue Reading →

DIY Business Cards

{celebratory business cards} Yippee that the blog is now thedorsetfinca.com! To celebrate this I thought some business cards were needed, as I spend a lot of time writing down the web and email address for people. This way I can give out handy little cards that look amazing. For inspiration, I used a tutorial from the... Continue Reading →

Chicken Doorstop Free Pattern

... meet Stanley the chicken doorstop ... If you have been with us for a while, you may remember Frank who is a winter chicken (or so he says)! He was getting a little bit lonely down on the Finca, so we decided to introduce him to his cousin Stanley. Stanley is the epitome of chicken chic... Continue Reading →

Sew Yourself A Chicken Doorstop

{Meet Stanley} If you have been with us for a while, you may remember Frank... ...{the Winter Chicken}. He was getting a little bit lonely down on the Finca, so we decided to introduce him to his cousin Stanley. Stanley is the epitome of chicken chic when it comes to doorstops. If you would like... Continue Reading →

They Hatched Quickly!

{Mrs/Mr Frog standing guard - or hiding from the cat} Just take a look at this... the cutest thing... The frog spawn from this post, grew from tiny, black dots to wiggly, black lines to proper, fully functioning little tadpoles! Can you see the little one in centre stage flapping his tiny gills? Adorable! So now we will leave... Continue Reading →

The Hens Get a Treat: Worming!

The grass is growing, the leaves are beginning to come out in the hedges {almost} and the chickens need their first worming treatment of the year. We use Flubenvet at the Dorset Finca, which is not a one dose quick fix, but seems to be very effective against all of the different worm varieties that our... Continue Reading →

Rocket Pesto

There was a birthday at the Dorset Finca this weekend. You'll never guess what? One of the presents received was the food processor/mixer that had been on the wish list for ages! The first thing that the processor was put to task on was this recipe for Rocket Pesto. Created and posted by the wonderful Frugal Feeding blog.... Continue Reading →

BBQ Herb Bed

{load up with your favourite herbs} In order to get some of the peeps here at the Dorset Finca excited about the garden, I had to link it with their favourite pastime - eating! So this sunny weekend, I made a part of the garden over to barbecuing.  This included a patio area for the actual barbecue device... Continue Reading →

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