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  1. Hotly Spiced
    May 7, 2015 @ 2:07 pm

    How lovely to have your own chickens. I’m glad the laying has begun. How fantastic that the blueberry bushes are doing well – I would love to grow my own blueberries. And I’m in awe of you being in training for the GC Marathon – what a commitment. Good luck! xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      May 7, 2015 @ 3:35 pm

      Thanks Charlie… it is only the little one and I’m with a group of people, so we will see if I make it πŸ™‚ and you are the second persons to comment on my October 2014 blog??? was that intentional? Liz xx

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  2. Tania @My Kitchen Stories
    May 3, 2015 @ 8:22 pm

    Oh those chickens are cute. I hope they get busy with their egging. Great bread tray. I am yet to get to an IMK post this month!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      May 3, 2015 @ 8:23 pm

      You have commented on my October 2014 post… did you mean to do that πŸ™‚ yes the chickens are laying now if they weren’t I would have eaten them πŸ™‚ Liz xx

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  3. sherry from sherryspickings
    October 26, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

    love the blueberry bushes and the mulberry tree. we used to have a tree in our backyard, but the neighbour didn’t like the fruit falling on her pavers, and then we had to have the yard dug up cos our sewer pipes broke and and…I hope the chooks are behaving.:)

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 26, 2014 @ 10:25 pm

      Well this Mulberry is a dwarf one… so I hope it behaves and the chooks are good.. 3eggs a day πŸ™‚ The good thing is I keep finding things to make with them πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Liz x

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  4. Selma | Selma's Table
    October 21, 2014 @ 8:29 pm

    Oh, so happy to hear that your chickens are laying for you now! Looks like your post did the trick! Lucky you to be growing blueberries and mulberries – I see lots of wonderful pies, cakes and compotes in your future!! Using the little loaf tin for mini breads is genius – I only use it for mini cakes – duh!!! Off to make to some dough now…

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 22, 2014 @ 9:00 am

      Thanks Selma, yes I am happy, get three a day now, so lots of egg recipes in my future πŸ™‚ I love those mini loaf tins… they are fantastic! Thanks so much for stopping in to my little blog Liz xx

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  5. Emily (Cooking for Kishore)
    October 15, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

    Hi Liz, Lovely post! I do the same with the cherry tomatoes, they are addictive! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 16, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

      Hi Emily, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Ive just picked another lot! YUM!

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  6. Sue OBryan
    October 15, 2014 @ 10:58 pm

    Mulberries — wonderful!!!! I understand that they are actually easy to grow where I live (in Los Angeles, CA) and I am considering buying a little tree, as we love mulberries. They are truly like candy! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 16, 2014 @ 12:22 am

      Hi Sue… make sure you get a dwarf variety otherwise it grows into a very , very large tree πŸ™‚ I use to climb one when I was little! Yes i go out every afternoon at the moment and pick a big handful for my afternoon tea πŸ™‚ thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello! Liz x

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  7. Jennifer from Milk and Honey
    October 14, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

    Your chooks are gorgeous. I have 5 LAYING hens. They give me the best eggs… and hours on entertainment. I see cartons upon cartons of gloriously fresh eggs in your near future.

    Oh, and I would kill for your mulberry tree.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 14, 2014 @ 10:20 pm

      Thanks Jennifer, yes three eggs a day are piling up very quickly now πŸ™‚ the mulberry tree is a dwarf one that fits perfectly on our front years πŸ™‚ so if you can fit chicken you can fit a mulberry tree πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  8. Miss Food Fairy
    October 14, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that Fried, Scrambled & Poached are laying eggs for you! It’s good to see how they’re doing as my sister is about to get some for the family – I will tell her about their red combs πŸ™‚ It looks like your fruit crops are loving the Queensland sun! Could you send some sunshine down south, it’s a bit cold. Love looking in your kitchen Liz x

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 14, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

      Thanks so much for dropping by… yes we are now getting 3 eggs a day, which is fantastic! Have a great day! Liz x

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  9. Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas
    October 7, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Tomatoes!! And blueberries, and mulberries. So jealous. Our tomatoes are months off and my own blueberry bush died so I have been reduced to buying them. Congratulations on your first loaf of bread. Looks good.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 7, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

      Thanks so much Tanya… the advantages and disadvantages of Queensland. when you are eating your tomatoes, I can’t grow anything but rosellas and melons because it is way to hot πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  10. celia
    October 7, 2014 @ 6:03 am

    Look at all those mulberries on such a little tree! And so many tomatoes! We don’t have any in the garden at the moment, and I do miss them! So happy to hear your girls have started laying – waiting for the first egg is like waiting for the kettle to boil… πŸ˜‰

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 7, 2014 @ 7:40 am

      Thanks Celia, and yes I’m eat mulberries every day now… I gave a few to the chooks who had there first fight over them… haha… it was so funny, who would have though that mulberries we’re their favourite πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  11. Joanne T Ferguson
    October 6, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

    G’day Love the hes names too!
    Love the mini loaf tray as is so versatile and thanks for this month’s kitchen view also!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  12. InTolerant Chef
    October 5, 2014 @ 9:20 pm

    Lots of goodies, I’d love a mulberry tree πŸ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 5, 2014 @ 10:24 pm

      I’ve always wanted one since having one as a little girl, but they are just too big!… This is a dwarf variety, so perfect πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  13. Gretchen
    October 4, 2014 @ 3:28 am

    What great names for the hens! Glad they finally laid an egg for you, a sign of more to come. The tomatoes and mulberries look fantastic. We are in autumn now so I look forward to next spring for our garden to produce again!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 4, 2014 @ 5:29 am

      Thanks Gretchen, my mum grew up on a farm and none of the chickens were named, so she thinks it is silly, only I can tell them apart πŸ™‚ and yes 2 days in a row now 1 egg, so hopefully more to come! Thanks for dropping in to say hello! Liz x

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  14. Glenda
    October 3, 2014 @ 2:22 am

    Hi Elizabeth – tomatoes already, clearly your season is different to ours. Last year I planted 4 blueberry plants and they all died, I have no idea why. Your chooks look wonderful – No pot for them

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 3, 2014 @ 7:02 am

      Yes Glenda… I’m in Queensland and we have to grow them before it get too hot… A little update re the chooks! The morning I post my IMK about 2hours later, “fried” layer an egg πŸ™‚ so all is well πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  15. Kirsty
    October 2, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    Ha! Liz, I hope Fried, Scrambled and Poached kick up a laying gear soon for their sake! Your Bunny Chow curry sounds very interesting. Can’t wait to see the recipe.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 2, 2014 @ 4:55 pm

      Thanks Kirsty πŸ™‚ Well, I think they must have read my blog… as I got my first egg this morning! LOL! The Bunny Chow was really nice… It will probably be up next week πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  16. anna@shenANNAgans
    October 2, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

    Yep! Sure did enjoy my little poke around! Your hens do look happy though…… far too busy foraging around methinks to get to work with that empty egg carton.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 2, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

      Well Anna, They must have read my blog and thought they were going to get the chop as one of them layed their first egg after I posted! Thanks for dropping by, Liz xx

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