Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bits and Pieces

It is bitterly cold here today and we had a day of rain yesterday. Thunder and lightning and 43mm of good soaking rain. One tank is overflowing and the other two must be close. Enough rain is always good news.

 I had a special request from one of my nephews on Saturday for three more chicks. That makes six that he has so hopefully that's enough for now. Though I do understand completely that there is no such thing as too many chickens.

The cold weather isn't slowing the laying hens down. Usually for me the only time they 'go off the lay' is around moulting time. The bantams however are sporadic in their laying and it's a fun day when there are tiny eggs to collect.

And slowly there are some more flowers to brighten up the garden. The violets are bursting with colour around the place.

The cold weather and early nightfall are lovely. Last night we were finished up with everything that must be done before bed by 6pm and so a it was a couple of hours by the fire stitching, listening to music and just hanging around  all doing our own thing but together. Tonight I'm thinking of starting on this scarf. I have some yarn which should be ok for the job and it looks fairly straightforward. And maybe I might start wearing scarfs if I actually make one and own one.



shez said...

hi Tracee,yes our tanks are over flowing now so we just need the dam to fill up,your nephew likes those chickens,lol.xx

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Glad you are getting some much needed rain and love your little chickens, just can't have too many :-)

Tania @ Out Back said...

We have had heaps of rain over the past week too Tracy. Tinges of green popping up everywhere...just lovely :)

Lisa said...

I'm glad you are finally getting rain - we are having way too much.
I got your letter!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That little bantam egg is so cute! And you are right - there's no such thing as too many chickens :)

Fiona said...

we had a nice bit of rain too.... lovely your home made chooks.. and there is absolutely nothing in this world as good as fresh eggs...