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Broody Rusty

Rusty is definitely broody. She was in the nest box from when I first went out this morning. I looked in the nest box and she raised her tail. It made me realise that Freckles must have been going broody … Continue reading

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Oh dear! I think Rusty may be broody

Yesterday afternoon Rusty went into the nest box and stayed there all afternoon. I was surprised that at the end of the day she hadn’t yet laid her egg and took her out of the nest box. She usually lays … Continue reading

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A bit of colour on our drive

Last year a little plant arrived on our drive. I thought it was a weed but I thought it was pretty so I let it stay. I put out a blog post about it and Mum told me it was … Continue reading

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Dandelion’s first egg

Dandelion hasn’t seemed herself for the last few days. She was spending time sitting with her head hunched down into her ruffles. I was worried that there was something wrong with her. This afternoon while Rusty was in the nest … Continue reading

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Speckles and Freckles egg

Yesterday Speckles and Freckles laid their eggs together. Freckles doesn’t seem to mind who lays their eggs in the same nest box as her. She is happy to share and she likes to gather any eggs underneath her and will … Continue reading

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We have a new television

We bought our television when we moved to this house ten years ago. We wanted something small so that it would hardly be noticeable as we have tried to keep with the Edwardian style of the house and didn’t want … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a tulip

I have been waiting for a bit of sun to open our tulips. I love the way the tulips react to the sun. The red is so bright in the surrounding sea of blue. You can’t help but smile.

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Speckles finds a new place to sit

Speckles seems to like the shelter. She likes to sit in there and once laid an egg in there. Yesterday she was sitting on top of the shelter. She seems to have claimed this shelter as her own. They do … Continue reading

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We have reclaimed an extra strip of garden

Since my lovely husband gave our rose a hard prune in readiness for our new fence we have reclaimed an extra strip of garden. The rose used to extend out to the chicken run leaving us just the brick path … Continue reading

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Speckles is getting her fluffy bottom back

It was just over two weeks ago that I took this photo of Speckles bottom. Compare it to this photo. She has rows of pin feathers and the gap is closing up. As the fluffy feathers open the gap should … Continue reading

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