Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lately...






It's been raining....and raining! We've had over 100mls since Monday

We've been picking heaps of tomatoes every couple of days and chopping them up and preserving them. The tomatoes are going crazy, the more we pick the more seem to grow. Soon it will be too hot and wet to grow tomatoes, so it's good to get them into jars in the cupboard while they're there.

We've been watching the storming skies to make sure our little chicks don't get wet.

Mini bunches of roses growing straight on the bush - our mini clustering rose has been flowering.

We've been looking after these little Guinea Fowl chicks. We found them the morning after a heavy storm, almost dead and their poor Mum fretting over them. We rescued them and looked after them for two days until we thought they had regained their strength. We returned them to their Mum, who was so excited to see them and instantly started catching bugs for them. Her initial excitement must have passed as she thought they in fact weren't her babies, as ten minutes later she was trying to kill the whole clutch. Once again we rescued them, none were harmed and now they are staying as orphans in their box with their warm lamp. Mama Guinea is not having them back!

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What's been happening in your world lately?
 Happy weekend
xx


13 comments:

  1. Oh my!!! SO glad you were there to rescue them!!! And those roses are beautiful!!! The color is amazing!!! I can not believe how much rain you are getting! Such a good thing to preserve those tomatoes! Nothing better than tomatoes from the garden! All the best Sarah!

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  2. My weekend pales in comparison to the excitement of yours! Lovely pics as always and well done for rescuing those poor wee chickies. Getting lots of sewing done here, and a couple of lovely long walks with hubby & the pups. Happy Sunday & have a good new week ahead,
    Xx

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  3. What an amazing farm you have! So many animals, including rescued ones! Must be fascinating watching those little ones, well done for rescuing them from poor confused mama...you'll have to let us know how many jars of tomatoes you end up with...Chrissie x

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    1. It is a lot of work but fun and very rewarding too :-)
      I'll try to remember to post more about the tomatoes! x

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  4. Your photography is absolutely stunning!

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  5. Wow, that rain is amazing! It is so dry in our part of the world...100mm would be a dream for us right now! I love the photos of your guinea fowl and chicks. Funny creatures aren't they? Have a great week :)

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    1. I hope you get some rain soon Jane! Guinea Fowl are quite odd creatures!

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  6. Lately I've been catching up on my blog reading! Loving the little brown dog, and your thoughts on photography. You do take some lovely pictures :D

    And all the baby feathery-ness in this post is just delightful!

    Hope the rain's stopped!

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    1. Thank-you Annie!
      The rain has stopped for now but he sky is overcast and I think it'll rain again this afternoon :-)

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  7. When we see heavy rain we say "at least we don't have to shovel it!". We had some snow on the weekend, but nothing to shovel (thankfully!). Great little rescue story ... silly hen to try to finish off the poor chicks! Please post more photos of the chicks as they get older, their mother is so pretty! Wendy x

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    1. It's funny you should say that about shovelling...we were shovelling this rain! We were madly digging a trench in front of the shed to save the hay, as it was raining so heavy all of the water was pooling rather than soaking in :-)

      I'll try to get more chickie photos - they're a little camera shy :-)

      Sarah x

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  8. So glad to hear you rescued the guinea fowl chicks...twice!!!

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