About Mahala

Mahala is a 40 something mother of three young children and wife to a flute maker. An ex-teacher-turned-WAHM who home educates her children, she writes about life as a parent, in all its guises; living with chronic illness; the occasional gluten free recipe and even a bit of politics from time to time.

You may remember that we recently took on some chickens who had spent their life in colony cages. They were in a dreadful condition, with a lot of feather loss, a pecked off comb, no tails and one who was blind in one eye, after it had been[…]

Another week, another update on the rescue chooks. If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about, here are links to the posts about our latest batch of rescue hens. Here. And here. Last week I showed you the improvements made by Betty, Jessica, Emily and Amy and explained[…]

We’ve had the new rescue hens for a week now. A whole week! They’re no longer confined to their run, but have access to the whole garden. Have access to it, but haven’t yet ventured into it.  None of them have dared step outside the run so far.[…]

Earlier this week, we had an email asking us if we could find room to rehome a few hens from the thousands being rescued from a commercial egg farmer.  If you’ve not come across this phenomenon before, commercial egg farmers keep their hens until they’re about 18 months[…]

So, those of you who watched my video on the Harmony Headwraps You Tube channel about why I wrap will know that I cover because I feel called to do so by Goddess. You’ll also know that I didn’t know any more than that … (if you haven’t seen[…]

For the past three months I have been on a hunt for commercial premises, having outgrown my current treatment room. I knew it would be a bit of work – I had quite particular requirements, after all. What I wasn’t ready for was how difficult it would be to[…]