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Monday, October 20, 2014

"Tending the Garden and Spring Chickens."

Hello,

Spring is certainly here, lovely one day and the next it is cold and windy. Glad to have the rain that we received on the weekend. The state had a once in a year storm. It is sad though listening to the radio this morning hearing of the farmers who have lost crops due to the hail damage.Yesterday we measured 36 mls of rain and this morning there was another 19.5 mls. These sort of falls are very rare around here. Lucky to measure about 10 mls as a good rainfall. We have been doing lots of gardening and alterations to parts of the garden this month.


Lots of plants in bloom at the moment. I wasn't able to prune the roses this year, it certainly hasn't affected them at all.

Tough plants are the order of the day here or ones that self seed. Salvia's are great plants for our Mediterranean climate. I have been adding lots of them amongst the roses.

The other things that have taken up our time is some little chickens.


We purchased these three little ones a fortnight ago. The first day or so they stayed inside in there box, the weather was just too cold for them to be outside. After a couple of days they spent time out in there new home. We decided to purchase a coop for them. This way they are more protected from Mr Fox. Over the weekend we let them stay in the coop during the night. There is a compartment which we can shut up so they were cosy and warm. We have given them names. Unusual ones considering they are females. The white one is named Woody because she pecked the cardboard box when she arrived here. Plus we love Woody from the Toy Story movie. The yellow headed one in the middle  is called Mrs Potato Head, once again from the Toy Story Movie and the other one is called Dougal because we love watching Million Dollar Minute and Dougal was the contestant that was winning the show every day when we first got them Dougal went onto win over $500 000 so we think it is a lucky name.

Sewing on the hexie quilt has come to a standstill. I ran out of the YLI Silk thread I am using to join the hexies and blocks together. I ordered some more from the Thimblelady last week. Hopefully it won't take long for them to come.

Happy Monday.
Bev C

11 comments:

Jeanette said...

Lovely garden. Love the chooks, they have great names. Hugs, xx

shez said...

Hi Bev gorgeous garden and your chooks are so cute.xx

Christine M said...

Your flowers are so beautiful, Bev. Aren't chickens the best! We still haven't replaced ours but I really want to get some more. We used to have a dog named Dugal (different spelling to your girl). He was named after Dougal of the Magic Roundabout. Do you remember that show? My brother wanted me to name my cat Zebedee from the show. I named her Lucy! xx

Kaisievic said...

Your garden is looking very pretty. Sweet little chickens and yes, a farmer's lot is never easy.

Maria said...

That rain must have been lovely but a shame about the storm damaging farmers' crops...that happens here in Qld too...we are coming up to the storm season very soon. Your garden must be so lovely judging by the magnificent flower photos and those chickens are so cute...love the names! Lol

melanie said...

Spring there, autumn here :-)

Your Garden is gorgeous! Want to come over and do mine, lol

Love your chickens, they're super cute, wish we could keep chickens, they're so lovely!

I hope you have a lovely day x

Terri said...

Bet your roses and the rest of your garden love all the rain. Beautiful photos! How fun to have some chicks. I love the names you gave them.

Julie said...

Hello Bev, your garden is looking so beautiful & colourful. We had good rain on the weekend too. Your little chickens are very lovely too ... will you be letting them roam in your garden?? Just love what you have named them.

Anthea said...

Lovely pics of the garden Bev... and the chickens are so cute... I hope mr fox stays away!

Karen said...

Your garden is looking wonderful with all the work that you do. And the chickens will only enhance it as well as providing entertainment for you.

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful blooms in your garden......