Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Our Neighbours

We have sheep that wander all around the garden and occasionally through it - now is our favourite time as the lambs are here - some even have special coats for our Irish weather !

Number 27 lamb is only a day old and follows mum around like a shadow.

Keeps them warm and dry and just drops off as they grow...

Running, Jumping. Skipping and Butting Heads is how they pass the time

along with eating and sleeping of course.

The mums always keep a beady eye on us humans as we are not to be trusted

A black and white bundle of loveliness.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

On the Beach

Now we have the chickens settled and a little more work completed on the house I have had time to spend outside getting to know the garden and it inhabitants a little better
This is the view from our little piece of the shoreline that came with the house - very lucky us !!
The mists and cloud continuously change and no two minutes are the same.

This little guy is a Turnstone and they do exactly what it says in the name.....but you would be amazed at the size of some of the boulders they can turn over to look for bugs underneath.

Every bay along our coast has its resident pair of Mute Swans and this is our female

this little Green Crab ( I think as I am just learning the types of creatures we find here ) I rescued from a lobster pot washed up along the shore he and two others were OK but unfortunately another was dead.
I love the way its eyes come out on stalks so it can have a good look around. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

A Big Day Out

Big day today in the life of Pebble and Dash, they had their first foray into the great wide world ( our mountain garden ) and loved every minute of it.....

they found new wonderful and tasty treats like grubs, worms, centipedes and lots of other creepy crawlies.....YUMMY 

Pebble as always was worried about her barnet as she just could not do a thing with it in this wind.

Dash is just the oposite, could not give a fig what he or she looks like but just wanted more food.......

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Getting Bigger

Just a quick update on the chicks progress.....

they are now getting their feathers and look more Punk than pretty, eating anything that they can find that tastes good and fits into their beaks

plus it looks as though the white one
here who is called Dash may be a male as he is getting feathers on his legs, but we hope Pebble below will be a lovely girl like her mum.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

New Arrivals

Hi everyone I thought you might like to see these little chaps and their big Daddies.......

Here the chicks are only two days old.....

and here they are now around a week old.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Getting to know each other

Having been given some chickens by a friend recently we have started to get a new regular visitor who seems to have become accustomed to following them around and picking up the fallen seed from our bird feeders.....

he looks great in his new plumage and no doubt is already looking for a mate for the new year

and these are the Silki Cockerels who now call our garden home

as you can see the pheasant loves to get the high ground and watch them as they go about their work.

Friday, December 28, 2018

The New Place, New Country

We are lucky to have this as our new front garden

and will shortly start to try and capture some images of its inhabitants.........