Browsing Tag



Our new backyard hens

DSCF7271I recently took into my possession a pair of bantam hens, from Edible Gardens, adding to my flock of four. My brother and I were warned about their voracious appetites, but we were still surprised as we had not seen anything quite like it, they are indeed very industrious when it comes to eating, always finishing whatever is in their food dish.

Although they are larger than the other two hens, they sit at the bottom of the pecking order. The one with the strange hair-do is the “bottom” bird, which you can probably tell. Fortunately, we already have separate housing for them, making it a stress-free situation for the new birds. They sleep with our other rooster, who doesn’t get along with his father. At any one time, one rooster is caged in a 2m x 2m coop, as can be seen in the photo above.

The girls can be a bit naughty, sometimes I find them perching on furniture in the undercover area of our backyard, or digging up a garden bed, but overall they are so lovely and friendly, and a joy to watch in the garden.

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Getting to know Singapore’s farmers

Singapore has a wonderful countryside and huge potential in scaling up its vegetable production in the city state. Here are some videos featuring farmers from different industries, including new generation farmers and urban farmers, and these clips provide a quick snapshot of Singapore’s agricultural landscape.

In a month’s time, the Kranji Countryside Association will hold Singapore’s first farmers’ market featuring locally grown and made products. I’ll be there, and I hope you’ll join me too! More details will be posted on the Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market Facebook page as the dates draw near. Please ‘like’ the page and support local produce! And remember to bring your own bags! See you there!