As you may have gathered from previous posts, we love nature and all sorts of animals. We have many bird feeders around the garden, but there’s one type of bird that isn’t quite as welcome… The Heron. When we opened our curtains a few days ago, we had one doing a spot of fishing inContinue reading “Feb 1st – Fishing line to SAVE fish???”
Well, I should have been playing golf today, but alas, like the rest of the country, it’s an indoor day. So what to do??? Well, there’s an old saying that ‘variety is the spice of life’ and so I cooked a bit of breakfast after walking the woofers, cleaned up and noticed lots of birdsContinue reading “Jan 6th – Lockdown day …”
So it’s not just humans in lock down…. Today’s project was erecting a poly-tunnel for our chickens. It follows outbreaks of a “highly pathogenic” H5N8 strain of bird flu which has come over from Europe recently, resulting in all poultry needing to be kept under cover. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-europe I ordered the tunnel online, but unfortunately it arrivedContinue reading “December 12th – Lock Down”
How do you know they were Irish I hear you ask? Well, this morning I was sat on my spin bike at the local gym, warming up prior to a class. The bikes have been moved into one of the undercover tennis courts to comply with covid safety measures, and after a few minutes IContinue reading “October 1st – Irish Gulls…..”
Alfie was a little confused when he saw this little chap having a bath in his outdoors drinking bowl. We were sat out enjoying the sunshine with a coffee, whilst this little Robin provided the entertainment. 10 fun facts about Robins: 1. Robins are very territorial and you’ll usually only see 2 together when they’reContinue reading “September 29th – Bath time?”
Today’s picture is of a sunflower in the garden that we didn’t intend. This imposter appeared under a tree where we hang a bird 🐦 feeder. I wonder what else will appear?
A pair of squabs..
Our cherry tree is absolutely loaded this year. The cherries are a tad tart, but still tasty. I grabbed a kilo this year and left the rest for our feathered friends. Now to decide what to do with them….. Cherry Gin Liquor, Cherry brandy or maybe a tart….Although, I could do the booze route andContinue reading “June 26th – Harvest time”
Firstly, an apology. I have missed a few days but will endeavour to catch up over the next few days. Life has been hectic with our lounge being decorated through last week and other jobs that required doing, but thankfully my head is appearing back above the surface. Today’s picture is of one of ourContinue reading “June 12th – The grass is always greener”
More work in the garden today, reclaiming a lot of ground in the chicken run by being brutal with the hedge cutter, chain saw and rotavator. The chickens were delighted and immediately had a great dust bath. Dust bathing is also a very important ritual for chickens, serving the purpose of keeping their feathers clean,Continue reading “May 22nd – Dust bath”