I have had alot of comments from you all as to why poor old Babs is off the ground in a cage? Last year at a similar time she went all broody, she is a right pain in the preverbial, refuses to get of the nest box so the other chickens sit ontop of her to lay their eggs!!!! I checked with hubby about the chance of allowing her to hatch some bantam chicks for us, sadly he was not keen. When ever she comes out of the nest box the other chickens have a go at her! So she was dunked in cold water! Sounds cruel but apparently its supposed to help cool them down!! It didn't work! Anyway earlier this year Lottie, had a broody chook and did this. I thought, well theres no harm in trying so did the same, using one of my cat baskets! Apparently it takes 3 days, currently it has done nothing and we are on the morning of day 3 and she is still as broody!! I will keep you posted!
I am a stay at home mum, due to a daughter with Neurological Diversity! I am too busy to get bored and how people fit in work I'll never know! I craft, sewing, knitting and anything else that takes my fancy. I garden and have dug up part of my garden for veg patches! I now have two greenhouses both heated! Plus a new jungle bed which I started 2007! This has really captured my imagination to the extent that I now own 30 Brugmansia Bushes/Trees and many other beautiful Exotic Plants, so join me and see what mischief I get up to whilst home alone!!!
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells And run my stick along the public railings And make up for the sobriety of my youth. I shall go out in my slippers in the rain And pick the flowers in other people's gardens And learn to spit. You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat And eat three pounds of sausages at a go Or only bread and pickle for a week And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes. But now we must have clothes that keep us dry And pay our rent and not swear in the street And set a good example for the children. We must have friends to dinner and read the papers. But maybe I ought to practice a little now? So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple. by Jenny Joseph found here http://www.tonya.me.uk/fun/warning.asp