They say everything comes in threes...where does that saying even come from? Although today it was true...
last night Brooke went to lock choocks away for the night and came back with Jenny who had been lying on the ground in the den looking a bit rough. For those who don't know her too well, Jenny is the biggest, strongest bossy boots in the pack and to see her so weak and vulnerable was not a pretty sight.
We quickly set up the washing basket with old towels and took her to the shed. We examined her and she had a real poo poo bottom and it really smelled bad. We got a bucket of luke warm water, bathed her botty, trimmed the excess poo and the feathers around her bottom. Her head was all droopy and she couldn't stand up. We decided to bring her into the study and keep her warm and quiet for the night. We checked every half hour to see if she was all right, she seemed not to worsen which was a relief. This morning we checked on her and she was a little brighter and her poo was more solid (sorry to those non chook lovers! but solid poo is good). We decided to build a make shift pen in the garage and keep her there for the day, she slowly started having a wee chirp, then a wee drink of Brookes brew of honey and water, she then started eating her seed as well as some yoghurt. We are hoping she just had a 24 hour bug (do chickens even get these?) and if she is good tomorrow, we will pop her back with the pack..
Jenny in the 'Chick Bay'
As i dug the holes, Brooke had the job of setting plants in and composting them.
And what a fine job she did
And of course, what do yu do with 2 cubes of firewood?
well, stack it of course..no woriries we said, and then?,
It happened..it started to rain right on top of the dry wood. So it was tarpaulain and the quickest launch of wood to shed imaginable, I tell you the All Blacks would have been proud of us! we got there with only a few random logs getting a little wet...no pics for this one, too busy.
There, that was 3 challenges of today..Sick chicken, Ramming spade in Willow roots and firewood throwing in the rain...great day all round I would say.
And finally some photos of the pack, this was after the rain
Finn and best friend..Bob the Ball
Kodak and Surf Board
Thats all folks..........................
Thought for the day:
Wherever you go.......there you are! (Kermit the frog)