Friday, March 28, 2008

Chicken Sitting!

We are chicken sitting at the mo! We often do! But I don't mind as I can pretend for a week that I own a huge garden!!
Meet Dot & Doris

They live in an Eglu too. I can never remember which is which, anyway one is wanting to come out and the other is doing the business of laying an egg!

They live here

and soon Dot & Doris will have 3 sister chickens living in their garden as well in a brand new Purple Eglu!!!

These ladies are the reason I got mine!They arrived at my good friends house I think Nov 2005, 6 months later May 2006 we got ours!

Yesterday (Thursday) was a glorious day especially when the sun was out, we where in our T-shirts, when it went behind a cloud we had to put jumpers on. But with lots and lots of K's help, we managed to do alot of tidying up! Although I forgot the photos!
I don't know if you remember me fitting the super dooper huge new waterbutt close to the house? Well we have been having problems with it and it needed re-adjusting and as rain was due (again) this weekend we decided to empty it, sort it out and set it up again. Which ment charging up and down the garden with buckets as the stupid hose wouldn't fit to the tap! So we did that, then had breakfast! Very civilised here you know!
K then started on sorting the patio tidying, brushing and bagging up the accumulated winter rubbish! She continued down the path weeding as she went.
My chickens where busy having fun in the garden sunning and dust bathing

Big Bird wanted to join them but as she is blind in one eye couldn't work out how to get through!

Once we where down the garden this far, we realised that the pond pump was miss behaving again. It has been latterly but we haven't really had the weather to sort it out. Anyway in the autumn hubby bought a filter box with UV light and it has been sitting waiting to be fitted, so thats what we did. What a palarva! Anyway after much huffing and puffing and nearly falling in it is now fitted. As soon as the rain stops (yes its back)I shall take some pics!


mrsnesbitt said...

The sun is out today too! For how long?
Love your header!
Will have to find a spring one myself!

Cheryl said...

I love these chicken posts, they fascinate me. Yours look so healthy and happy.
We to have had so much rain with a bit of sunshine. My garden is so muddy, can't see much getting done for a couple of weeks at least. SIGH

Ex-Shammickite said...

what a Palarva!!!
I haven't heard that expression for years!
I'll have to remember to use it more often.
I'll start right now.
Palarva! Palarvah!
Sounds good!