As much as I love animals, I am no bleeding heart. In fact, I reckon I’m pretty pragmatic. This is the same woman who has had to scalpel the heads off two chicks this breeding season on account of birth defects too severe to allow any quality of life… […]
Hi there! I am an American who washed up on the shores of England over 25 years ago. I decided that if my life is an open book anyway, I better start writing some of it down before I get too old to remember that I enjoyed most of it. And if I can make you choke on your bagel or snort coffee out your nose from time to time, I feel I have succeeded in my mission here. Someone has to do it. Welcome to the comedrama dust bath that is my life...
“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the […]
Today is HATCH DAY! Having had a couple of broody hen disasters this summer, I have invested in a Brinsea Mini Incubator at long last… And today, 5 of my 6 hatchlings have said a big, chirping “HELLO” to the world! While my flock is steadily increasing, is […]
Hello my lovelies! Mother Hen is still alive and well, if a little fatigued from the activities of these past two months. In short, I’ve been happily invaded by two waves of American relatives, traveled to Crete for a few days and Ireland for a few more, been back […]
“At the end of every rainbow is a flock of chickens!” On rare occasions, the sun, the rain and my birds cooperate beautifully. Here is my most recent “Rainbow Connection”, featuring Blue, a camera shy Charlotte, Buffy, the late Junior and Jade looking positively Hitchcockian in the fading light of day. I’ve […]