Harry on the tree stump
We had a wonderfully busy weekend, three days including the Friday of tidying the place up and moving Chicken World further along the paddock so that they are on fresh grass and getting lots of planting done.
I'm cruel to Harry, I plonk him (yes, I'm beginning to have suspicions that she might be a he or at the very least have leanings in that direction) in the most strange places and he stands there patiently until I get him down. The others run over to see what's going on. But he just stands and waits. Geese don't 'do' climbing, they either walk or fly.
While we move the electric fencing the birds all free range over the entire 4.5 acres, visiting the house, having a mooch around the shed and going everywhere they haven't been for a while. It's a good day for them as they find all sorts of tasty titbits not normally available to them.
Of course some of them just stay close to home, and this time Caldwell took the opportunity to have a good dustbath in the hole that used to be under the henhouse.
A shuffle this way and that gets all that lovely dry soil through the feathers .....
... while everyone else completely ignores him and tootles around.
"Don't forget me" says Harry
(I did go back and lift him down....the big softy!!)
I got lots of turning over of the beds, weeding and planting done and now I have a bit of space in the greenhouse for the next wave of seed sowing.
Once the fence was back up around Chicken World and everything was back in place Lovely Hubby gave the henhouse roof a fresh coat of creosote, it keeps it more weatherproof and should make it last longer. Then he set to with his strimmer and got lots of the undergrowth and edges under control.
And after all that hard work we sat down to a lovely alfresco tea, with a homemade loaf, lots of the bits and bobs from the fridge and a bottle of Bucks Fizz that had just gone out of date (well it was bought for Christmas).
Sometimes being frugal and using up what you have is so hard .... Lol :-)