Monday, 11 January 2010
What We Did.
Constantly popped out to free up drinking water for hens and ducks, and break through the thick, thick ice on the pond. Biscuit and Mustang preferred sitting on the ice than on the snowy banks; no sense, no feeling?
Mustang takes a bow. Both he and Biscuit are Silver-cheeked Appleyards, for those who asked and are much, much larger than they may appear - about two to three times the size of wild ducks and quite heavy to pick up, especially when you are tryintg to rescue your precious plants from their heavy footed waddling. Many a time and oft have I almost taken a turn in the murky waters of the duck pond while trying to manhandle them after a breakout!
into these for the wild birds which are flocking to our garden in search of food. I really do seem to have a need to feed the world don't I?
Lucy used her new fondue set, a fab present from one of her sweet friends.
Dipping chunks of melon and banana into rich, warm, chocolatey sauce...Mmmm.
Been very grateful that our dear hens are laying so well for us. Tiny eggs as they are newly in lay, but beautifully deep freckled brown in colour with bright orange eggs thanks to the huge amounts of fresh stuff we give them.
Struggled to get this girlie back into the warmth, only managing it with promises of card games and chocolate. Doesn't matter what the weather, this one likes to be outdoors.
tried to identify this little chap. he looks like a thrush and yet I am not sure at all. What do you think? The breast is actually pinkish which doesn't really show here.
Bit obsessed now, but he was further away than the lens makes it seem and I nearly broke my neck balancing on the icy raised herb bed to photograph him (her?). Exaggerate? Me?
Well, that's me for today apart from directing you here to one of my New Year's resolutions as suggested by Diana (possibly the key to good living, this one) and here for quite possibly one of the most romantic things I have seen in all this snow. Just beautiful.
Have a great unproscrastinating Monday xx