|Nice surprise for Liz sneakily organised by the guests - the|
Dining Room got decorated while she was outside, seeing
to some catering.
|One of the ducks does the honours here.|
|Happy Livestock Wrangler. Here with a rather anxious|
looking 13 day old Hubbard chick. (Pic by Dan)
Level 2: Shepherd 6 ducks to and from sleeping quarters to orchard without losing or panicking anyone. Mimicking duck's waddle as you follow them optional.
Level 3: Load 12 Hubbard chicks from brooder to cardboard box and transfer to warm, sunny rabbit run without losing any.
That was going to be it for this visit but then she got bumped up to the next class when she was suddenly asked to do....
|Picture by Dan|
Danielle is no longer "The Children" but is now "My Level 4 Stock Assistant". All good fun.
|Dustbin Lady shows off her first hatched.|
|...and then a second.|
|Dan takes some time out to study for his |
soon-to-start first year at LSE and the kitten
may not have been much help. (Pic by Danielle)
|Blue gets 'Danielle'd. Pic by Dan|
|'Moloch' gets it in the beak|
|Poppea not quite eclipsing my ample belly with|
That day, though, I lost 2, snapped 2 more in half and someone smacked one of my successful arrows up the back end like Robin Hood, breaking the 'nock' into which the bow-string fits. It was half past 4 by then and I'd had enough when the instructor asked "have you run out of bullets?" Nothing for it but to pack up my stuff and head home to rejoin the house, where the guests were already back from Mayo/Sligo. Since then the archers who stayed to the bitter end actually found 2 of my lost arrows in the grass and I have been able to re-tip 5 more, so I am good to go back into action next week. Watch out Log-Rat.