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Little bit o sunshine

January 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Who is that in my leeks?

In our failure to complete the upgraded fencing in of the chickens last weekend Blume and Dahl regularly go on walkabout during the day. We got a bit of sunshine this afternoon and as I scooted outside to absorb the last rays before the sun dropped down over the hills I spied an interloper.

Actually, there were two interlopers. Both girls had successfully made little wallows in the one slice of garden that was still graced by sunlight. When I came around and saw Dahl she had her head tucked securely under her wing and was in hot pursuit of a bonafide catnap.

Thankfully none of the chickens are very interested in the leeks. And as leeks and two surviving broccoli plants are the only things showing signs of life in the garden right now we aren’t too concerned. But they did scratch apart one of my poppies this afternoon. The fencing has got to go up!

Tags: Animals

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mangochild // Jan 29, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Adventurous chicks! But your sunshine and the sight of green growing makes me smile on this freezing morning after a yesterday of snow, ice, and sleet. Sign of good days to come.

  • 2 maya // Jan 29, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Hi Mangochild, I certainly hope it is a sign! Around here we tend to get a week or two of teaser weather and then the rain sets in for several months before the sun deigns to come out for a longer stay sometime in August. I suppose there is a price for living in such a green state…

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