Today the weather was so hot!!
On eventual arrival at the build after a delayed start to the day, walking up the driveway was more like an assault course compared to its usual feeling of calm.
After snagging my skirt 3 times on various building materials, wood and nails, then catching my hair on a low branch, then a grand finale of nettle stings all up my left arm as I was throwing a hissy fit about my skirt , the day slowly started to improve lol...well it HAD to as so far it was like the scene from the Police Squad movie on the boat- one disaster to the next
I don't do hot weather well... so my first thought was to head over to the allotment and set up my little chair and have a cool drink and take in this view before anything else happened to drive me 'over the edge' lol
Stiggy was over digging a trench for his shed extension so his day was all planned.
BUT....what did I find as I turned the corner from the garden....BIRDS!! BIG BLACK BIRDS SCOFFING WHAT WE HAVE NOW DISCOVERED (thanks Stiggys dad)TO BE TAYBERRIES!!
That was the final straw...netting was needed...and a tall person and a hammer.
....so a little while later, Stiggy, whilst I was weeding, had fastened a big 'hair net' over the whole lot to keep them out- just the job, looks fabulous and they will hopefully survive- they taste gorgeous- like a cross between raspberries and blackberries..would make brilliant jam.
Had a wander and a word with the chickens, tested out the lovely new easy gate instead of tearing my hands to shreds on wire and a stick, and generally pootled about. The Silkies are very friendly, this one inparticular is always first to greet and actually runs really fast towards you like a little dinosaur.
The sun was so bright today that the colours were really vibrant...
And the end of day news is that we maywell be adopting 5 more chickens.... a local farm is giving away chickens (that are free range) to good homes rather than them meet the end of their days. Exciting stuff.
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