Smoke our current digger

All the girls love to dig holes but Smoke is our current most avid digger. I say current because back in the day that title went to Cinnamon.

Cinnamon was our smallest girl but had big feet and we soon came to realise that she put them to good use. Cinnamon would dig holes that she would disappear into.

Smoke has taken this job over from Cinnamon. Smoke did this last year and I posted about it but I think it can take posting again.

Ebony and Flame can dig good holes because they are bigger girls. But their holes don’t compare with Smoke’s holes in comparison to her size. Smoke will dig a hole that she can disappear into.

Sometimes I go back to check on the girls and Smoke may be still digging away at her hole an hour later. I guess it keeps her occupied. The bigger girls come along and fill in her holes and then Smoke sets about making them again.

I fill in the holes when I clean up the run and Smokes makes them again. I figure it gives her a purpose. It also seems to be to do with the time of year because Smoke was doing this last year at this time of year.

Perhaps there are bugs to be had or perhaps it is just for fun.

Smoke digging her hole
Smoke’s head is deep in her hole
Smoke’s feet have disappeared into the soil
Smoke’s head is back in her hole
And she is back up again

I have to say that I do find it quite entertaining to watch. I am sure she is having fun.

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6 Responses to Smoke our current digger

  1. Sophie says:

    That’s a VERY big hole! Was thinking of letting my two girls out to free-range sometimes thinking they could do little damage but now I’ve seen that!

    • Carol says:

      That is one of about a dozen holes in the run at the moment. These girls sure can dig. I know the garden couldn’t stand up to these girls. It’s fun watching them dig holes all over their run though xx

  2. marion says:

    That is a big hole,proberly some worms or bugs. It is good she is having fun,

  3. David says:

    Makes me smile.

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