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I dunno, that was just a random amalgamation of sounds.

Stuff has been ok! College is getting there, I baked the most amazing awesome cake twice and would bake a third if we weren’t out of Cranberries. Mine didn’t sink in the middle either. Granddad ate at least three slices. I will make that again, and I will make more stuff with that flaked almond topping, it would probably go well with Blueberries.

I dropped my shiny pen and it got scratched down one side. I was stupid and put it in my trouser pocket instead of my coat, and stupid pocket had a hole in it and it fell out and some old man stood on it. But it still works so it’s ok! At least I noticed it’d fallen out.

New chicken is settling in fine. We got four eggs today! So they’re all laying for once. That’s pretty awesome. I think the neigbours are going to start getting gifts of eggs soon.

The weather has been improving, went to a carboot with Granddad today but there was only six stalls, I guess because it rained yesterday and it’s been very windy. It’s been raining more but it’s not half as cold as it was, I’m glad. Gonna wire around the two slightly raised beds in the garden so that the chickens can’t trample them, and cut back the rose bush which suddenly grew to 12ft high last year for no disernable reason. I guess it liked me digging up the ground or something, because there’d been no sign of it before and it was a sort of wild-rose flower that it produced instead of the normal flowers. The bushes themselves are probably as old as the house which is pretty interesting.


Not entirely to scale

Gonna put the greenhouse next to the shed and move the chicken house. Could put a little fence and a gate at the bottom of the beds but then the dogs would be stuck in the little patio bit. The two trees are still only about 3ft tall.


Gonna send them the game out tomorrow, also sending your thing, Kirrus, sorry it took so long. :p

Tera your guinea pig is almost finished but I might add a bit more to it.

I need to clean and polish my boots. The weather has been getting better recently, a lot warmer but it’s not good enough to wear easy shoes yet. I have switched the outside tap back on through the little valve inside.

Jenny has offered me a greenhouse from her old place, but despite the fact it’s only a couple of streets away, the house is empty, we have a key, and I’d only have to go round the back anyway, for some reason I can’t go round there and get it until she’s got free time, and she’s sooo busy at college! I think she’s just stalling for time to see if she can sell it instead. It doesn’t have any panels in so I’d have to buy some, but that shouldn’t be too hard. I assume I can either buy dedicated panels or I can just get the right glass/plastic cut to size somewhere. If there’s anywhere you should be able to buy glass, it’s St.Helens

I want a greenhouse so bad, and if she keeps dragging her feet I might just buy a new one. Can get a decent looking one for like, £200 with panels and a 5-year guarantee. Plus it’d have assembly instructions.

Oh yeah, this post title is “Chickens!” that’s because we got another one. The RSPCA have our phone number, and a woman phoned wanting to get rid of a chicken, because she had two but one had died and the one that was left was lonely. It’s from the same farm/batch as Thorax and Abigail, and I can’t tell the two girls apart now, apart from the fact the new chicken, Daisy was she was already named, is a lot shyer.

We’ve had her a few days now though and she’s settling in, not running around with the flock yet, she goes off on her own a lot, but they’re not pecking her or outright rejecting her, and they all sleep together. The first day Emmy noticed she was new and went over to inspect her, at which point Thorax PECKED Emmy and Emmy hasn’t been near her since, but none of the other dogs even noticed as far as I can tell. They’re all scared of Thorax anyway. She’s also laying an egg every day! (The chicken, not Emmy)


Hermia missed an egg a couple of days ago, and the new chicks are settling in ok. Having to keep Emmy locked inside to stop her from standing on them though, she just jumps straight over the fence. They look a bit like this. The breed is Light Sussex and they’re probably around 10 weeks old.


I guess that’s all my birthday stuff, still no new harddrive but I’m ok with that. Didn’t do anything else to celebrate it, didn’t even get a meal out. :(

But I got chickens and that’s still awesome!

Granddad drove me down to the place this morning and I got got two BlackRocks (Black but one has some blue feathers and one has gold so we can tell them apart) they were really quiet in the car, we didn’t hear a single noise from them! They also refused to leave the house once we got them home, so after leaving them a few hours I dug up a worm for them. They were out and scratching around looking for more within minutes.



Heh, I went out and took pictures of them. Look!

Pictures from when I was building the coop, and pictures from now! (ish) Mum has named the blue one Henrietta and the goldy one Hermia. Next one is going to be Abigale and then Mildred if it suits. Gonna also get some wood and build a bigger run onto the house once the dogs have settled down a bit (Really, it’s only Lucy that’s the problem. The moment they make a noise, terrier kicks in. But once she’s settled she should be totally bombproof with them.)

Need to go buy hay tomorrow. Didn’t manage to get an Araucana but maybe I can buy hatching eggs or there’ll be somebody close by selling them, I can’t make Granddad drive all the way out there again. Leghorns also lay green eggs apparently so that’s a possibility. I also like the hens with the emo haircuts.