|Our 3 young ducks prior to yesterday's dramas.|
|Badly mauled duck in the sick bay. It did|
not survive the night.
|At least we are good at chicken chicks|
|On the left the little grey chick I saved the life of on hatch day, |
now 2 weeks old.
As to the dog-attack, I'd been doing the standard thing when trying to introduce new birds to established ones. The youngsters had been in a rabbit run in full view of the very interested drakes for most of their growing up weeks thus far. They are now 12 weeks old and plenty big enough to take care of themselves.
|Elizabeth is delighted with this self-seed aquilegia.|
|The hot spell has given us some lovely sunsets.|
|Thriving on neglect? This climbing hydrangea,|
stuck in by the dustbins and the water butt,
has finally started to look the part and is
|We went all Moroccan at supper - slow roast lamb, tomatoes|
roasted with goat's cheese, aubergines with onions, flat bread
|Round and round and round she goes. When she'll stop, |
nobody knows. Loves her mowing, this one!
|Laura at work on the trailer.|
|A very careful coat of Yacht Varnish.|
|Easily our most used book these past 3 weeks.|