Author Archives: Carol

Marmite is moulting

One by one the little girls have been moulting. Now it is Marmite’s turn and she is dropping feathers everywhere and looking rather tatty. Marmite only laid one egg this month with it’s usual soft shell and I am pleased … Continue reading

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The jigsaw I gave up on

I have done a lot of jigsaw puzzles since the beginning of lock-down. Some I have really enjoyed and found quite addictive. Some have been really difficult and I struggled but didn’t give up. These were the ones with lots … Continue reading

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Three groups of chickens

Although all of the girls mix happily together they can often be found in three separate groups. The original four seramas like to congregate on top of the wooden shelter. They can often be found there either having a group … Continue reading

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Perching and a new tail

Shadow and sugar love to perch and they have managed to find every single perch in the chicken run. The least used perch is the branch perch behind the hatch. The other two branch perches have the ladders leading up … Continue reading

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Autumn in the garden

There is now the colour of autumn in the garden as well as the chill in the air and the shortening of the days. Shadow and Sugar continue to be a tight pair. They have settled in really well and … Continue reading

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We are now retired

Before lock-down happened we were slowing down towards eventual retirement. Fairly soon into lock-down we made the decision that we wouldn’t resume corporate lunches but would just continue with afternoon teas and vintage crockery hire once things returned to normal … Continue reading

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Sugar and Shadow

Sugar and Shadow are growing up so quickly and their feathering is changing slightly. Sugar has some very fine, biscuit colour brown, in amongst her white feathers now. That’s okay as she can be white sugar with a sprinkle of … Continue reading

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Our home grown chillies and pickles

Three weeks ago I put our chillies on a rack to dry out. This was the photo of them back then. To my surprise they have changed colour. This is the photo of the chillies today. I think they look … Continue reading

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The chicks have learned to perch at bedtime

The chicks have been so fast to learn. I had decided not to help them to perch at bedtime. I thought that there was no rush to move them on to the next stage. They would have to run the … Continue reading

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The chicks have learned to dust bath

The chicks are really growing up and learning new things every day. They have now learned to dust bath in the soil rather than the pine shavings. One of the chicks favourite spots to chill is the big wooden shelter. … Continue reading

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