We had a chicken coop delivered about a week ago and on Sunday we finally got some chickens.
Here’s a picture of the coop – with Gorgeous Girl for scale.
We have three lovely girls and a rooster that has been named Bob.
For a big bird he has the softest crow I’ve ever heard, it’s kind of embarrassing really, but I’m not going to complain too loudly since the coop is outside our bedroom window.
We’ve also had some rabbits come to live with us. These two were spotted on the lawn.
The pink one has gone to live with the daughter of the lady who looks after Gorgeous Girl. However, before she left she did what rabbits do and reproduced, another rabbit has turned up since she left and there is another one gestating on the knitting needles. (I may have a slight addiction to this pattern).
Both are from handspun. The pink I dyed myself. This little guy
was from a mini-batt I received from a South African dyer and has all sorts of lovely goodness in him like silk and cashmere, angora and bamboo. I’ve been saving the yarn for a special project and I think it was perfect for a bunny. Gorgeous Girl keeps rubbing him against her face, so she obviously thinks so too. She tells me his name is Jack.
We’ve had some internet woes, and some teething problems with Gorgeous Girl’s new carer that have prevented me from doing my usual blog reading and email answering, hoping it’s all sorted out and I can catch up with what people are doing over the next few days.