Hens enjoying broccoli

On Saturday our friend Joanna came to visit, laden with gifts: fish pie, eggs from her hens, and orange polenta cake.  I was going to offer broccoli to accompany the fish pie for lunch, but it had gone yellow.  As I went to throw it into the compost, Joanna said, “my hens would like it” – and she sent this picture to show that they did!


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Adam Kilgarriff

I'm a scientist who has set up and runs a small company. I'm married (to Gill Lamden) with three children, Boris (22), Maddie (18) and Raffie (9) (as at today, 28 January 2015, in case I forget to update!) We live in Brighton, UK. Last November (2014) I found I had bowel cancer (stage 5; not curable; only 'manageable'). We've been adjusting to that since (and it is what provoked me to start the blog) My scientific area is linguistics, with my specialisms being corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, and lexicography - or, best of all, the intersection of all three. Since 2004, my company, Lexical Computing Ltd., has been providing a web service, the Sketch Engine, to linguists and lexicographers wanting to find out about words, using corpus-driven methods. Customers include Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Collins, Macmillan, Le Robert, Dictionary.com and around a hundred universities worldwide.

3 thoughts on “Hens enjoying broccoli”

  1. Those hens look very happy.


    Sorry, I can’t make this work as a hyperlink, but hope you can get it by copy and paste anyway. This is an 8 minute lovely interview with older people in Gateshead about their lives, loneliness and their hens. It’s from Saturday Live.

    Serena x

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