Saturday, December 17

Saturday...a week to go.

The past few days have been quiet - a good rest has been on the cards for a while - and I have made the most of it.

Like other hen owners our four are in restricted conditions. We have rigged up a run from the hen house and will attach some netting tomorrow.

I lift up their hatch which leads into the temporary run and hang the day's treat for them - whilst they are busy eating the treats, in this case noodles, I shut the hatch and use the main henhouse door to go in, clean the henhouse, put fresh wood shavings in, wash their feeding bowls and fill the water bowl. Once all this is done I lock the main door shut and lift up the hatch. The hens then make their way into the henhouse, when they are all in I close the hatch.
They are currently eating corn mix, mealworms and sunflower seeds - all high protein to help them keep warm.

Our visiting birds are making the most of the treats we leave out for them - woodpecker back again.

Tide times allowing we get out most days with Bing and Sadie - whilst the sky looks blue it is very cold.

Bought the Christmas Radio Times so the holiday season approaches. A quiet time for us, just what we need after a hectic few weeks. Must get the tree up tomorrow and sort out the Christmas cards......

Watch this space!


  1. Good luck getting all your Christmas prep done. Your dogs are beautiful creatures. There's a lovely Alsation that we see in the park a lot. He's such a big softie. Definitely a favourite friend of our little dog.

  2. I am jusr rejoicing that I have - even at this late date - managed to find a slot in Tesco delivery, so that has saved me a lot in carrying regular items back home. Wish we lived near enough the sea to walk Tess like your two. Have a good Christmas both of you.

  3. What good looking dogs those are. The hens are well protected but here in London my daughter had a place like Fort KNox and it still didn't stop the foxes getting the poor things. Maybe London foxes are more worldly wise than country foxes :) Have a great Christmas!


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