Yesterday Charlotte and I drove through the green fields of Shepherds Flat, on a mission to increase her driving hours (she's up to 100) & to visit Norm to buy some new chooks.
We passed this group of beautiful horses, relaxing under the big blue sky.
There is something so majestic and serene about horses. I'm sure they know so much that we don't.
Norm was waiting for us at his farm in Newstead. What a funny old scene it was. So many chooks, of all shapes and sizes, two crazy dogs, a sheep, some cows and of course Norm, a really top bloke with a heart of gold. He was so patient with us as we tried to decide on just the right combinations & colours, squelching our way through the mud and looking in every pen and corner for our new chickens. We also picked out three for our friends. Charlotte chose Lemonade, above, to replace Texta who unfortunately didn't survive long. Isn't Lemonade the sweetest?
Lemonade needed a little friend so we chose another tiny Silky, Lolly Pop. The two littlies are in now with Crazy Veronica & Smokey. All seem happy and settled.
For "out the back' we chose three new girls. Well, lets hope they are girls! One Plymouth Rock (our old girl died recently) a Leghorn & another pretty one whose breed I can't remember.
All three are gorgeous! The white/grey one is Norma (in honour of Norm) and then there is Black Betty.
And Pretty One.
It's a good feeling having restocked the various chook pens, I love to see them all pecking away in our garden, they make me smile. Chooks are such good recyclers too, how could you live without one? Or eight...
Moving from birds to bunnies...I've had a few people asking when I will put some new bunnies in my Dandelion shop. Well, I am tonight! Rosie is a real sweetie and so is Bessie, below.
Hope you are having a happy week, looks like more rain and storms for us. Take care lovelies,
see you soon xo