|The village 'Centre' gets new varnish in the main hall in|
this 365 offering.
|A bird in the hand? Hubbard Chick.|
She was born and brought up in Africa and has since travelled extensively with destinations including Solomon Islands, Bhutan and Costa Rica."
|Some good curds in the latest goats' milk cheese batch.|
|Pre-game huddle for the boys in black and white.|
|Carrying on with the Hubbard harvest. This is bird #7 of 12.|
|Our current pair of broodies - 'Crate Girl' and 'Dustbin Girl', both|
due in the next couple of days. Can we arrange a happy event
while the guests are here?
"(Relatively) new kid in town, happy to chat and 'explain myself' to two coppers (Gardái) in a car who pulled up when they saw me out with the dogs. Anxious, of course to let them know that I was 100% law-abiding, harmless, no trouble etc. Gave them the abridged life story, bit about the house we've done up (which was once owned by retired guard so is well known here-abouts). Of course, being police, you'd know that they were sussing you out between the lines etc but hey, open and honest me, Officer. Cheerio then, off they drive.
It's only then I look down and see the lurid spray of blood on my trouser leg which can only have come from the chicken I dinged just before the dog walk. They flap their last, sometimes and the blood can go everywhere. That's my story, anyway. " Ooops. One friend on FB even offered to cook me a cake with a metal file inside it in case I got arrested next time and slung in the local lock-up.
|Not the best pic - I only had the standard lens on when this |
dragon fly started laying egg after egg in our pond margin.
This shot is cropped out of the middle of a bigger pic so has
lost quite a lot of detail. Sorry, species is unknown.
|Tidy Towns picnic|
|The Young Pretender, "Corporal".|
|Rosie, our 'keeper' ewe. She was born this year beautifully|
marked in blacks, greys and whites. All that remains of this
now are a few white spots on her face. She's having a good
old chew on her cud in this picture.
|No, it is not a trick of the light. Deefer (top)|
really is green from having rolled in the newly
mowed lawn just before supper. Poppea
(bott) has a few smears while Towser (mid)
is un-accountably clean.