Lesley impressed me today too…those two really are going to make it as farmers! Lesley arrived at the feed room door, Rhode Island Red hen,stained bright yellow egg yolk from wattle to beak to breast feathers, firmly restrained and resigned to “being caught committing the crime” or maybe just too full of fresh farm eggs to struggle. “Egg eater” Leslie stated, “I caught her in the act..she didn’t resist, she was too busy snacking.” ( editors licence, I may have translated into English speak but it meant the same!)Rhode Island Red hen is now in the Chicken hospital wing, she is apparently unrepentant and sentence has been set….she wont be going back into the henhouse!!!Quatre has just resumed where she left off the last time she was here. Quietly confident, Quatre goes between the animal pens administering peanuts carrots or love…somtimes all three. She knows what she is doing and more importantly….so do the animals! Quatre managed to get Leslie and Derek to do their stretching exercises…we just claim exemption by virtue of the 4th the 3rd, 2nd or whatever it is, along with old age and in my case, the medication. Even Bran the Border Collie was “persuaded” into a shampoo and blow dry, Bran was less than impressed..photographs taken clearly indicate “this shouldn’t happen to a dog” but Quatra was unrepentant!.
Mica, our little helper is the farmyard character and keeps us all amazed by her enthusiasm and confidence, thank you Mica.
Well, the team are out committing genocide on the thistle population. If weeds feel pain and scream….we have a LOT of noise out there. Fortunately, my empathy for our farm yard friends doesn’t extend to Scotch Broom and Thistle, consequently all out weed war is totally acceptable..and necessary.In fact..I’m off to join them.
Take care, keep safe and cool. M