(Walked on 14th March 2017 – 15.5 Miles) I woke to a grey sullen dawn, in a grey sullen mood. OK, OK, I admit it, OK? I wasn’t having fun. This was not the best walk of my life. After only four or five hours’ sleep, I was tired and I was despondent. And sullen. […]
(Walked on 13th March 2017 – 15 Miles + 3.5 getting lost) On a chilly-sunny March morning, we pulled into the small carpark at Overton Hill and the start of The Ridgeway. I hauled my rucksack from the boot, clasped it to my back, hugged partner, hugged son, said my goodbyes and waving over my […]
After mulling over which long-distance path to walk for my 2017 hiking holiday, I decided to revisit my first love, The Ridgeway. I first attempted to walk all of this path in 1981, failed, but then succeeded the following year. And if, as a newbie, I had found both experiences challenging, it also hooked me […]
6 thoughts on “A Real Pretty Display”
No. They're actually ex freerange. But their usefulness was coming to an end and they were going to end up as petfood so (despite being stared at closely, for most of the day, by Solo the terrier) I think they're jolly happy to be with us.
We've had ex-battery before (Ripley, Elliot and Aunt Julie) so it was a little odd having these ones. They weren't pecked half naked, they weren't scared to be outside and they haven't stopped laying since arrival.
I don't quite remember a family meeting where the keeping of hens was even on the agenda, let alone subject to a vote and passed but I'm very happy that there here now.
They're in a movable run so are being put to work clearing some heavily weed infested borders! Go girls, go!
David, well done for rescuing some hens – are they ex battery?
Thanks for popping over Karen. I took possession of three rescue hens on Saturday – so I will be a regular visitor over at your blog.
Hope I didn't dampen your artichoke fervour!
Hi David, thanks for making me laugh over at my blog 😉
Love the decay look, I see it's catching on. I do love the scent of Viburnam bodnantense Dawn. Knockout!
Yes. Do you like it? Of course death and decay is sooooo now. Very, very fashionable.
Great display! You've gone for the 'distressed' look I see.