Monday, 15 September 2008

What a lovely weekend! We actually had some sunshine. The hills disappeared behind a beautiful, misty layer of low cloud just briefly, then the sun shone. We didn't get up to much, just pottering and doing little chores. I got lots of washing done and actually dried it in the garden. The kids climbed the trees and we all watched the chickens.

We've confirmed who was laying the perfect little pale eggs in the youngsters house, when she came out announcing the egg's arrival. I boiled some eggs up and fed them back to them yesterday, it's meant to be a good source of protein for them. All I know is that they love it!! I put the bowls down and was met with excited peeps and the sound of their beaks tapping against the bowls as they pecked frantically. Within five minutes there wasn't a single crumb left. I love to watch them tucking into treats, especially the ex-batts. Quite often Bella and Cinnamon won't eat treats, I just don't think they know what the hell it is and whether it's edible. I guess living on just mush for most of your life removes some of the more adventurous instinct. They love veg but it has to be cooked up, they won't touch anything raw really. I gave both groups raw apple too, the youngsters hollowed out the skin in minutes whereas the ex-batts just vaguely pecked at it.

I'm not sure the weekend was actually very productive, I mean I haven't found my borders in the garden yet. Although I did convince Trouble to tidy her bedroom, but that just gave me more washing to do. It's a wonder she actually had any clothes to wear! We are going to have to be a lot more organised this week, as we are all going away next weekend.

My dad is coming up from Somerset for the day on Friday and taking the girls back with him. They will spend a night at my parents' and then on to their dads'. In the mean time I am driving up to Liverpool to meet Hubby from work and then we are going on to Newcastle for the weekend. We have been invited up there by a couple of the lads Hubby works with. It will be four couples painting Newcastle red. Lord knows what I will wear, I don't get out much anymore, and no doubt I will be very Drunkety Drunk Drunk like my blog friend Auntie Gwen

The cat/rabbit/chicken sitters (the neighbours) have been booked and given the heads-up on Psycho bunny. I have an awful feeling that she will have her babies that weekend so I just hope she doesn't stress at having someone new doing the chores. She's normally quite laid back when she has actually had the babies so I have my fingers crossed that she won't do anything hideous like eat the babies, or better yet that she'll hang on 'til I get back.

So I have a bit of planning to do to make sure everyone has what they need for the weekend and that the kids will go back to school on Monday with clothes on and homework done!


mrsnesbitt said...

Planning is good. I am a great list maker, then I make a list of all my lists! LOL!Have fun!

Lehners in France said...

Oh I envy you your chickens and your settled life! It's great that you have neighbours to animal sit when you get a chance to get away. I've just seen Tally in your side bar, we had one just like that called Gemma. Ejoy you weekend painting the town red (for LFC) in the land of the Toon Army. Debs x

The Dotterel said...

We'll comment very quietly today, in case you're still a little delicate!

Don said...

I hope you are recovered from your weekend! We all need to get away from it all every once in a while.
I make lists and then I lose them.

I like your mystery egg layer story. I am getting a very small cream colored egg every day now and I don't have any hens that lay cream colored eggs!! Mine started laying last week, so I am still figuring out who is laying which egg. I get green, brown, white, dark brown and now cream!

I may resort to a hidden camera!

A Confused Take That Fan said...

hi there,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Is that really your house?? I am sooo jealous if it is. Looks beautiful.
Hope your bunny gives birth ok and doesn't eat her babies. Why do animals do that? Enjoy Newcastle. Will you be visiting the Big Market???

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Have a very fun weekend!
I hope the bunny will be fine.
I am so jealous. You are living my dream;) Good for you;)

Tattie Weasle said...

I love the fact that each hen lays her own distinct egg - or at least my lot seem to - what a wonderful catch-up I've had. Glad your w/e was so delicious...

Berthddu Suit said...

Mrs Nesbit, unfortunately the lists I make usually get lost, I am very scatty and really no good at following through on my planning!

Debs My neighbours are a God send, I really don't know what I would have done without them. Tally was a little hairy in that picture, not like your well groomed chap!

The Dotterel and Don, I haven't had my weekend away yet! Next Monday everyone must be very quiet!
Also Don, I have often thought of putting a hidden camera in with my bunnies!

Confused TT Fan - Yes it is really my house, I am VERY lucky, but my poor husband works really hard so I can have it!! I don't know Newcastle at all, so who knows where I will visit!!

Adventue girl, thank you, and one day you will too.

Tattie Weasle, so nice to have you back :)

auntiegwen said...

Oh I am so looking forward to hearing about your drunkety, drunk, drunk antics xxx