Tuesday, 5 September 2006

accountants, gin and desperation

Today I am sorting out the mess that is our accounts for Sarcastic Accountant to pick through. And I am making Sloe Gin.

And now, here are some pictures of the chicks (click on each pic to go to it's Flickr page, where I've written a description). I have put them out in the greenhouse this morning and they are very busy, catching spiders and trying out their wings.

Speckled Sussexes and Barnvelders

Pekin bantams

Two pekin bantams, a specked sussex, a barnvelder

They are all gorgeous, funny little things; when The Hand From The Sky moves in to view they all rush towards it because it brings them food. Some of them will eat out of my hand - the Sussex and the Barnvelders are particularly fearless.

The Pekins are supposed to make very good pets because they are so gentle - at the moment they are less tame though. I would lay money that one is a cockerel because it is starting to be aggressive to the big ones; rather like ponies, the smaller a chicken is the more character it has :).

We also have four Cream Legbars, which are a bit more flighty - not so tame but much, much busier - they wouldn't stay still long enough for me to take a photo.

The accounts call. Please send chocolate.

11 comments:

  1. They're too cute!

    Psychically generated chocolate vibes heading to the wilds of Wales.

    Good luck with the accounts. Do you consider Sloe Gin while doing the accounts a help or a hindrance?

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  2. They're too cute!

    Psychically generated chocolate vibes heading to the wilds of Wales.

    Good luck with the accounts. Do you consider Sloe Gin while doing the accounts a help or a hindrance?

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  3. They are terribly cute! You won't be eating them, will you? Cream legbars sound a little bit delicious, unfortunately.

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  4. They are terribly cute! You won't be eating them, will you? Cream legbars sound a little bit delicious, unfortunately.

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  5. Awww, how sweet! May they lay many, many golden yolked eggs!

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  6. Just spent a day on budgets (shudder), will send bar of G&B in mutual sympathy.

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  7. Just spent a day on budgets (shudder), will send bar of G&B in mutual sympathy.

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  8. They are absolutely gorgeous! They instantly make me think of Easter... shows how clever marketing campaigns have rotted my once beautiful brain! :)

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  9. Oh, bless. We've just got our new chicks as well. They're bigger than yours though! And we also got a year old rooster too.

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  10. Oh, bless. We've just got our new chicks as well. They're bigger than yours though! And we also got a year old rooster too.

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