So, where was I?The past few weeks have been busy/stressful/eventful and tested my usually broad shoulders!
Don't get me wrong - we've had a couple of good days but it's been hard work...leaving me seriously lacking in jolly things to blog about and no new makes! (aside from family troubles we've got a pidgeon stuck behind the fire - tried everything, still alive after 6 days, and a local crazy man who has decided he lives with us, keep finding hime asleep in the porch! Man, it never rains....)
Anyway, enough about all that - here's a little update (including chickens especially for you Koralee!)
All boys are well, Geordie boy turned 7 today (currently at cinema with Pa and pals) photos to follow.
The Grannny flat conversion (in our basement) is very nearly finished...although it's been very nearly finished for 2 weeks now! BIG ta daaaaa to follow, but here are some of the little details we've been shopping for
Baby Mabel has doubled in size -and is adorable. We love sharing her
Ned now has a new improved outside enclosure. Despite the rugged terrain perfect for tortoise clambering he seems to spend most of his time scaling the back fence!
I haven't managed a picture as yet - but you won't believe how high he gets!
Every time I see him happily munching away I'm so glad he survived hibernation!
And finally the lovely lady chickens!
Cleggy has built a seat perfect for chicken observing (along with little slate table for requisite cup of tea) and planted an apple tree.
The rescue girls are coming on leaps and bounds. It's obviously taken a while to fully establish the pecking order and both Muriel and Gladys have clearly had some scrapes (hence lack of photos...they weren't going to make anyones day!)
But I'm pleased to report they are slowly being accepted by the Orpington ladies and are even allowed to eat in their vicinity!
You can see from the pictures below how many feathers they have grown:
No pictures of Pearl with the others as she is incredibly broody and rarely leaves the coop. Need to research whether we should do anything about this.
No update on the duck egg incubation project...the first rescued eggs weren't fertile which you would think would be the end of the story. Not so. A few days after discovering this some more eggs miraculously arrived in the post!
Thinking this needs a blog post of it's own!
Now, off to feed 8 hungry (and very giddy) boys...and then for a catch up of all my favourite blogs!!! fee x