Marcus Wareing explores new possibilities on his Sussex smallholding. Today, he has to deal with his pigs, who are still causing trouble in their fenced-off woodland home. Next, Marcus gives his chickens a health check with the help of neighbour Zoe and decides to expand his collection of hens. He visits local egg farmer Susie to see if he can adopt two of her older chickens. But before that, Marcus learns how Susie’s 12,000 organically raised hens lay different-sized eggs according to their body weight. \n\nBack at the farm, Marcus and gardener Anatoliy prepare the chicken coup for the new arrivals before Marcus makes a batch of lemon curd – his favourite egg-based preserve. As well as expanding his animal collection, Marcus is also keen to experiment with growing new crops like wheat, so he visits his neighbour and fellow smallholder Paul to learn how to grow and harvest wheat using traditional methods. \n\nBack at the farm, the two adopted chickens have arrived and are settling into their new home, while Marcus cooks a specially seasoned spit roast chicken for his friends Zoe and Susie.
Source: BBC 2