The silence that has been between then and now....
Has something untoward fallen upon us here?
Have dire circumstances laid seige to us?
No, just sun filled days which have seduced me into being outside, that's all.
Which means less time spent indoors,
doing things like housework, podcasty things, Lester's jacket......and so on.
Of seventeen eggs which went in the incubator, twelve hatched, of which at least nine are cockerels.
Of the two late arrivals, one died almost immediately but the other one nearly died but didn't, and then nearly did but then didn't again. thereby encouraging us to name that little one Nearly Dead.
Nearly Dead is the one with the arrow pointing at him/her, although I think it a 'she' because her wing feathers are not long.
Despite having a damaged leg, being frequently trodden on and barged into, Nearly Dead has managed to survive. Her spirit is strong. She has fought to keep in life. So I hope she is a she. Most of the males will be going into the pot later on. I think we would find it difficult to cook him if she was a him.
There are four newly hatched chicks cuddled up in a pile of sheep fleece. Can you spot them?
The lambs are here, eight in total, and are now at the stage of running round in a gang, causing mischief when they can. We anticipate escapees soon. If there is the slightest gap in the fence wire they will go through it. It is the way of lambs. The need to discover the world is very strong within them.
Lester's Jacket Project remains in slow down. Blame the sunny weather for that. And the fact that the project belongs to the Podcast News.
Hope all is well in your part of the world,
bye for now,