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Wednesday, 2 May 2012


On my desk today?? the residue from the soapstone carving I blogged about yesterday.... I am not very good at tidying up behind me, well not until I want to start the next project. I am kicking my heels a bit until the next Andy Skinner course next week.

So I thought I would share a couple of pics of What is In My Garden.. a few more rescue chickens. The last couple of lots we have had have been Ex Battery Hens, and to be honest haven't been in such a bad state as we imagined they might be.. a few feathers missing and a bit on the scrawny side but on the whole not too bad. Sadly all of the girls we had from the first batch 3 years ago have since gone to the great chicken coop in the sky, so we had an empty coop - so we thought we would rescue a few more... We picked some up on Sunday and they have decided that they would all like to sleep in the coop with the other girls... so we still have one empty coop!
These girls were ex Free Range chooks - naively we thought they would be in good condition - not so, they are worse than the previous ex bats ;-(

But with Dickens the Man of the run in charge they will soon perk up like his other wives  

 After picking up the chooks we braved the rain and met up with Marzie's sister Flo (and auntie Bella) for the first time. Marzie and Flo look so much alike!

and had a splashing time !

Confession time, I didn't get round to very many desks last week, but I will try harder this week, I promise!


  1. A great post and fab photos :)

    Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #12

  2. ...awe your chickens, so great of you to give some a new home :) loVely piccy's too of your dogs looks like a good time had by all...Mel :) #34

  3. I am sure it wont take long for those chickens to fatten up now they have a good home. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

    Eliza #19

  4. Wont be long till them chickens are in tip top condition under your care! Where'd you find the Andy Skinner badge btw? can I yoink it?

  5. Life is too short to tidy, I reckon! look forward to seeing your next Andy Skinner coursework! Helen 7

  6. Nice tidy desk there just waiting to be messed up! Love your soap stone on the previous post have never tried that. You are kind rescuing chickens I am sure they will be fine now. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 29

  7. Aww lovely photos. I hope your new ladies settle into their new home and that you have fun on the next Andy Skinner course! :D

    Ali #97

  8. Great photos of your lovely new chooks and also the dogs. Loving your cockerel too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #44

  9. Happy WOYWW Wednesday!

    Hugs Marleen #25

  10. Where in the WORLD do you find rescue chicks? Curious minds want to know. Happy WOYWW from #4 this week.

  11. super pics
    have a fab crafty week and
    happy woyww
    kay #38

  12. Fab pics... love the wee chics... and the dogs having fun, Hugs May x x x #32

  13. awww new chickens love that you've rescued them!
    Happy WOYWW

  14. Great pics great that you rscued the chickens. Thanks for sharing. Annex

  15. Love the dogs and the rescued chickens - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #10 x

  16. think they may change into ducks soon with all this wet weather ! Lovely pics x

  17. I'm not a big fan of picking up my desk after a great round of crafting either. I would say I need a slave boy to do it for me, but he'd probably just leave dirty socks about and eat all the food. Loved the visit with your chicks. Great that they have a new home. Are they actually abused chickens or were they just neglected? She's looking a little rough but with good treatment she'll come 'round soon.

  18. more chooks for Marzie to chase lol
    Lovely pics
    Sparks xxx


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