Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Feathered Ladies Recycled Chicken Quarters

The weekend was spent building this chicken run 
so the ladies have somewhere to feel safe if we cannot have them out and about.
It is made from what we had lying around, 
steel and timber (no super nasty chemicals) and aviary mesh which we purchased.
We have plans to grow a 
chicken tucker garden inside and make a swing, 
but for now they are happy.
After egg laying (they sing to tell us they have created something!), 
they can come out through the oven door (which was repurposed) and scratch around till
6ish when they hop back into bed.
Some Art we found at the tip shop (a tranquil scene for a chicken), 
hangs on the back wall to give some personality to their 4 bedroom apartment.
When it is time to frolic, the oven door can be opened to allow entry into 
the dust bath spa resort and play zone (with patio garden to follow).
At the moment the cooks are loving the dirt.
 We can easily access the run and clean up and gather 
all that lovely fertiliser for the vegetable garden.
 I am ready for my dust bath!

A Close Look at the Little Things

Noticing The Garden in March

The first flowers on our Bouganvillea plant at the front of our cottage.
 The first flower on the Acerola cherry tree.
 Looking through the reeds.
The adaptation of large eyes in this fish.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Ladies Have Arrived

Yesterday I was asked if I wanted to take three Rhode Island Red Chooks home. 
They needed an alternative place to live because they were 
escaping too often and eating the neighbours expensive (breeding) race horse food.
So we said ok, yes please.
They were taken home on dark with the full moon smiling and placed in their new house.
Thankfully they were still there in the morning and we gave them their breakfast and said hello.
Five minutes later they were in their baskets ready to lay!
So we left them for a few hours and returned to find two eggs!
How nice, thank you ladies.
(Very organised and on are very welcome to stay as long as you like.)

After lunch we went to visit and we found another egg in the basket...
so a total of three eggs on their first day!
Now we need to fix up their run and plant some more chicken tucker.
We have named them...
(the latter is the bossy one)

Blue Tiger Migration

Last week we were surrounded by (and dodging) these lovely blue painted creatures 
as they migrated East. 
Hundreds and thousands were seen around the Noosa area. 
We have read that some of these have even been tracked all the way to NZ!