Adolph the Rhode Island Red rooster has been reunited with his ladies in the big henhouse. After yet another treatment of the bright yellow antiseptic spray ( which, mysteriously appears to treat us as well as the bird) he was declared fit for duty. He had been less than happy to have been isolated in the chicken hospital, his lacerated spur was apparently of less concern to him than the abandonment of his harem to the two substitute roosters. Said roosters, it has to be said were more than happy to step up to the plate and take VERY good care of the ladies and were apparently not too enthused to see him recovered and returned. It was interesting to watch the behaviour of the hens when a very loud and indignant Adolph was returned to his adoring harem and even more interesting to watch the disgruntled substitute roosters strut around the perimeter of the Adolph fan club cluster.
The first really nice warm day brought smiles all round. It’s amazing how a few rays of sunshine just seems to mellow the whole world ! Acorn, Alissia Cody and Song just basked in the pasture. Heads barely turned and eyes just rolled when Bran attempted to harass through the gate, it was far too warm to counter his attack. Shy the ginger and white barn cat found a shady spot under my rose bush, tail curled and paws gently padding in his sleep, rats mice and barn swallows could have held a party in the flower bed and the sleepy cat would have been blissfully unaware.
Quatre took the opportunity for a quick snooze between assignments. Roman the Morgan gelding’s big black butt was her ample pillow and he made the most of a quick snack whilst she slept….I may have to quietly mention that it is traditional and advisable to ride a horse facing the ears ! smile.
The new horse stall is progressing nicely. Our two wonderful WOOFERS, more than happy to play with the boys toys, (the bigger and badder the better) have become confident and so capable that Greg ( aka “my way or no way”) has permitted them to work independently. The girls are more than happy to oblige and banging sawing and hammering ensued, we are almost ready to erect the side walls.
Whilst Gertie the goose still lusts after Charm, the visiting Canadian geese celebrated the hatching of their clutch of goslings. It is as yet unconfirmed by how many our goose population has increased, momma goose is keeping them very close under her wings. ( just been confirmed…5 !!)
Time to go, the cuckoo clock has cuckood and it’s time to start another day. Take care, keep safe, M