Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chook chook chook

The chooks are getting bigger and braver and just tonight I saw Miss Dangermouse (the black silkie) actually attempting to go UP the ramp. 

She has of late been managing to get down it in the mornings but still would not go up. 

Until tonight.

But she was nearly thwarted by her mates, who sat at the top of the ramp watching her and would not move their feathery butts out of the way so she could step off the ramp and head inside. 

Poor thing, couldn't go back down because she was facing up but couldn't get inside, hubby and I just stood there laughing at the lot of them.

No one's ever said chickens are clever, have they?

The garden's been tootling along alright, it got a bit hot for a lot of the toms there but we have been managing to eat some fresh every day.

And see that funky looking thing on the left? That's our new compost bin, of the spinning variety. 

Little man in the picture wanted a ride in it, asked me to empty it of the chicken infused straw I had just put in and give him a spin.

I was tempted...


Louisa said...

Chickens are such funny things, I remember some of the hilarious things I saw Mum and Dad's doing, when we where young! Lucky you with the tomatoes. FJ's plants are three inches high and growing well even though it has been 42 the last three days!!

Kath Lockett said...

You've made me miss our chooks now..... and LC still misses his Adelaide garden....

... but I don't miss having to turn over the compost!

Julia said...

hehe...I remember having days like that (being tempted to "spin a kid LOL!)... Oh wait I still do! Except they are as teens they are now as big as me!

You chooks are too funny!

ms lottie said...

Farm TV! Love watching my chooks too. (You could have put him in with the straw - it would have cushioned the bumps ;) )

Hanna said...

and have I mentioned I love have chickens and fresh garden tomatoes......we're officially friends:) xoxoxo Hanna

Cat J B said...

Kath - that'sthe beauty of this spinning compost thingy, the kids love to do it. Free labour at it's best :)

Julia....maybe they make a really big spinning compost bin for teens....? I see a marketing opportunity there.

Hey Lottie! Yep, chook tv, the messy little beggars come right up onto the back step to peer inside....and poop all over it of course.

Thanks Hanna, I really enjoying visiting your blog :)

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