Friday, 18 May 2012

this week

Feathering out

New digs for the "teenagers"...

of the poultry kind :)

freecycle was good to me




Mayday sweetness fills every breath


pretty work amid the "grunt" work of fencing

brother united at long last... of the little

and big variety :)

Last night, the table groaned with a large, home cooked meal.   Ian savoured every bite and I savoured the familiar, comforting "noise" of a big family laughing and eating together at long last.



  1. It looks like you are keeping yourself busy...I have been busy too so dont get to blog much, the weather is finally getting nice here. Take care!

  2. I'm so envious of your freecycle. We aren't allow to ask for or offer food things, which includes plants and such.

    How fun to have all the kids home!

  3. Aww the chick is so cute. Great blossom and fruit buds on your trees. Great shot of the ladybird and it must have been so lovely to have the family all together.

  4. Very nice. I miss having more family around too.

  5. It's always nice when your 'chicks' come home to roost. Mine usually order a 'steak cooked by Dad' as their homecoming meal and I do the trimmings. So nice.


  6. Thanks, guys :) Our supper was roast pork, roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, yorkshire pudding, 3 veg and cheese sauce. Ian's favourite! Cookies and chocolate cake for dessert!

  7. Your heart must be so full - what a gorgeous family! And what a fabulous job you do as keeper of your family and home.

    1. P.S. your chicken tractor looks great! We're going to need something like that soon, too! Hope you don't mind me asking, but I wondered if you followed a particular plan while building it, and if you might share some more details about it?

  8. Thank, Jaime :) My husband "just made it" he said... he did look at a few examples online, so I'll ask him which ones those were. I know that he used 2 sheets of 1/2" plywood and they determined the size of the tractor. As to the rest... I'll get back to you!