Prudence and Aggi trial hen house refurbishments.

Who would have thought hens could be so entertaining.

Ours jostle loudly for first peck of the back door titbits, they inspect hen house refurbishments inquisitively and critically, they intimidate our dog mercilessly over water rations, food…anything really.

Eyeballing

Our dog, Buzz, feels that he ought really to have the upper hand but recognizes that he doesn’t. He attempts to stand guard at the back door, believing it his duty to prevent avian intruders. However his shaking increases from a mild tremor to something closer to convulsions as he tries to contain his fear and keep the hens at bay. The eye balling works both ways but  the hens have beaks and mean squawks and Buzz eventually gives in.

First thing in the morning I am greated with an insistent drilling on the kitchen window as Stacey and Pru remind me of the pecking order when it comes to mealtimes. LADIES FIRST!

The Ladies!

and they squawk their little heads off after laying . I just wish they would sit on them or  stand proudly next to them while they squawked so that we could locate the eggs, wouldn’t make much sense in mongoose land though. I get that.

It's my bowl!
Deardre and Samantha inspecting the paint work.
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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

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