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Digital Subscriptions > Chickens > Nov/Dec 19 > HEN CORNER HOMESTEAD


Across the pond, an urbanite teaches homesteading courses to spread her chicken-keeping knowledge.

On an eight-hour layover while traveling abroad in England, I circumnavigated “the tube” — London’s underground public rapid transit system — to visit a chicken owner in West London. Hidden at the end of a line of townhouses, Sara Ward and her family have transformed their house into an urban smallholding dubbed “Hen Corner.” They are living the country life complete with 24 hens, 100,000 honeybees, a vegetable garden, fruit trees and micro-bakery — all on a small city lot.

Ward and her husband, Andy, welcomed me into their home on a stereotypical drizzly England day. As we sat in their conservatory, where weekly homesteading classes are held, they offered me Earl Grey tea and homemade freshout- of-the-oven cinnamon buns.

Their homesteading journey began more than a decade ago when they started questioning where their family’s food was coming from. After a bit of research, they started buying organic, because growing your own vegetables is not always easy. “I’ve never been able to grow a carrot that has been big enough to be peeled,” Ward says. “But we’ve worked out what we can grow and what we can’t.”

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