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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Carpet for the hen house.

I am receiving so much enjoyment watching the goings on of Brewster and his girls. As you can see from the photo below, he is now a big handsome fellow. He and the girls form a close knit group that go everywhere together. Now they are 'of age' Brewster is making the most of his harem.

When one of the hens feels the need to lay, she goes off quietly to the shed and then comes out calling for the rest of the flock. There is much clucking when she returns. It makes me wonder what they are talking about.

Today I raked up most of the autumn leaves and, having read the idea in a composting book, I put about three barrow loads in the hen house. It looks like the Autumn Tones Axminster carpet you may have seen in your Granny's front room. The chooks were a bit nervous at first about the change to their home's decor but with a bit of encouragement (i.e. some grain) they decided to try it out. They looked as if they enjoyed scratching about in the deep leaves and I am sure I heard Henny, Jenny or Penny, say they liked the way the colour co-ordinated with their outfits.


  1. Brewster is beautiful!

  2. And doesn't he know it. He struts about and crows about his good looks.

  3. Sounds like you are as clucky as the hens, obviously a new addition to your family is the cause.

  4. Your chooks look like they are really enjoying the autumn leaves and the pellets. I raked up the fallen leaves from the gutter of the neighbours house an put them in the compost. The worms are also enjoying the additional feed.


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