Saturday, 5 February 2011

A Day Off....

It 'feels' like an age since I took a day off from work... but of course it is not as bad as that.. honest!

Over here in England, we are enjoying gale force winds - I hasten to add that these winds are nothing remotely like the force poor folk in Queensland, Australia have recently had to battle through. And after all those horrific floods too.

No, ours are just plain old ordinary gale force. Mildly irritating after a while... you know how strong wind rather sets the teeth on edge and generally makes everyone a bit tetchy.

I am amusing myself right now by looking out my window and watching my little hens. They are being blown hither and thither by the wind, their 'skirts' are being blown over their heads, they are even being blown head over heels when they have their beaks to the ground to peck at some delicious morsel or other. They remain determined. They have a studied nonchalance that belies the fact that they are totally powerless against the force of the wind.

They make me laugh.

You know how much I love my hens. They are little charmers that wriggle their little way into our hearts. Individual characters with individual voices. They have taught me so much over the past 3 or 4 years we've been 'keeping' hens. And they gladden my heart every time I look at them.

Whatever it is that gladdens your heart, I hope you have time to enjoy it this weekend. With love, Vxx


  1. What a sweet post - I enjoyed my look at your hens in their wind-ruffled skirts.
    I agree with you. We can learn a lot from our hens. They are patient creatures, smarter than we suspect and I really believe that they are loyal, in their way. Ours have taken a rather long break from laying - I'll have to go out and have a serious conversation with them!

  2. I am constantly amused by our dogs, and also Morty the very Haughty cat! He loves to lie sleeping on our coffee table in the lounge.
    I used to love feeding my Granmother's chooks, as we call hens.

  3. Hello Veronica,

    This is a surprise! I had no idea that you had started blogging again. Welcome back!

    Hope to catch up with you again soon.

    Marie x