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Sunday, 28 October 2012


As the clocks went back last night I thought I would also give you an update on the alarm clocks (aka chickens). With it being darker in the mornings they have generally been much quieter; squawking to come out of their house at about 8.30am and then (most of the time) being relatively quiet in their run until we decide they can come out. Often they will make noise if they hear people coming and going out on the road but it never lasts for long.

8.30am was so lovely, most of the time we were awake waiting for their call to go let them out and this morning was no different; until we realised that it was actually 7.30am!! That's not fair! Today didn't matter as to us it still feels like 8.30 but tomorrow when we get used to the time change (and the bedroom clock is set correctly) we are not gonna be happy bunnies! 

I know lots of people with kids out there will be say '7.30am, what you complaining about!!' but I don't have kids (well the feathered variety I suppose you could argue) and I like my small lay ins. I'm only 23, and I get up for work at 6am so I deserve the extra 2 1/2 hours on my days off I feel!

On the upside Ginger has now laid for 149 days in a row now!! That's pretty impressive! Clever girl - unlike her noisy sister (yes Silver is out there now squawking her head off grr) who has slowed right down because of the weather. Our egg supply is looking a little depleted at the moment!

The garden is looking worse than ever before too. The grass is non-existent. I can only hope that come spring it picks up again. There are a few patches that look like they are trying to grow again but I can't see it having much luck. I think we may need to speak to the landlord about having it all graveled. It always struggled because of the tree, so the addition of too much rain a couple of chickens has wiped it out!

As you can also see from the picture, the chicken defenses didn't last long either... though having said that the one keeping the stones off the patio down by the house is still up, and mostly intact. I suppose it wasn't a complete waste of time.

Another upside, down in the border on the patio I have one surviving flower!! A pretty dwarf sunflower! 

Actually there were two but the chickens broke in and demolished one of them! Its almost comical really!

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