That is to tend to my little blog!
The problem with living is that it can get in the way of other things. In my time away from my blog I've retrained and built a new career. Hopefully now I will be able to return to some of the things I used to do as a (mature) student!
So let me introduce you to my 'girls'. Rather, they're my OH's girls but I get to use the eggs. he has had the yearning to have his own chooks for a while now and has constructed a hen house and run that would be the envy of the chicken world!
We are now the proud custodians of 2 Isa Brown hens - one is a bit camera shy! and 3 guinea fowl. The hens are very affectionate and come up for a stroke of their feathers. The guinea fowl are a bit more standoffish and keep their distance. One of the girls is laying and I'm hopeful that the other will strat soon. I think it's so lovely that we now have a supply of really fresh eggs that have come from very happy hens and everyone in the house has fallen in love all over again with the very simple but delicious boiled egg and soldiers!