A farmers toast!

Let the wealthy and great, Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not i declare it, I eat my own lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and i wear it, I have lawns,I have bowers, I have fruits,I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer, So joyful boy's now, Here's god speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I now have birds.

Col came out with a corker "When are we getting pigs"? Why ? well you decide to get birds after all these years when theres bird flu!!! i just thought it might be a trend". grrrrrrrr
Well i'm now the proud grandma of 2 ducklings 2 goslings 2 guinea fowl , 4 peking bantams , 2 normal hens and 10 x-battery hens thats 22 birds how did that happen ??
Anyway who cares, the introducktion to the dogs as not taken place yet and i suspect i may lose a few,i won't even risk the babies yet. The ducklings have decided that the white gosling who's seriously loopy is their mother, they are lovely to watch. The cocks better now and his feathers are growing back a proper gent.

Sbs and her hubby delivered the battery hens to us on sunday, it was great to see them and natter and natter and natter.. The ladies have settled in fine and we haven't lost any they are still in the stable we'll try them outside on sunday.
Now i want a goat as a field mate for monty etc ..
Elisabethm came to see me at the shop this week she's looking really well , rosy cheeked and fit after her offas dyke walk, we are all hoping for another get together soon woollerton ? was mentioned..
This saturday it's the ale and cider festival in the Vale of clwyd, and buses are running all evening from Denbigh to the outlying pubs which are participating at £3 a ticket i think i'll be going..
Then on sunday it's the Gwaenynog show only a little show but i love the garden it's a bit unkempt like mine.
I'm just hoping the bus journey the evening before doesn't make me to ill to go . bah


  1. Love the hen picture and am still contemplating having a couple if you would spare them. What is Col like? Pigs, as if (go on, you know you want to).

  2. yeah go on have some pigs - it just so happens I know somebody who has 4 and she wants to sell them. NO we will not be bringing them up in the pick up. Guess what? we got so lost on the way home, we thought we were going to have to spend the night on top of some bleak hill - it took us nearly 5 hours to get home - he wasnt very amused when I told him you can do it in less than 4 on a scooter!!!!

  3. Yes, Bodran, just how did that happen! What lucky, lucky fowl.

    As always, you've definitely brightened my day!

  4. Typical! You don't just get chickens do you? You REALLY get chickens. There was me thinking 5 or 6........ Hope you're enjoying them - we've got a poorly one at the moment.