Thursday, 1 March 2012

Poor Little Birdies

Didn't last long. A couple of wily ones are in...namely Ringo and Henry. Knew it wouldn't last! lol

We have an allotment. It's on a lovely site and....we can keep chickens there. Yay.... Cue request to Big Bro to bang us up a hen house....which he's already on with. Think we'll have three hens. That's the easy bit. Toughest bit is choosing names for the lovely creatures. Junior has enough names for a thousand trios, it seems. Lavender, Rose and Myrtle...if we had a cockerel, he would be Basil. Then there's Dolly, Polly, Holly....Dixie, Trixie, goes on. You name it, any theme going, she has it covered.

We have had garden birds nesting in our hedge this year. Three nests. Neighbour on one side feeds them, diligently, while we house them:o) We've even spotted our feathered friends sunbathing on an old wicker chair that we chucked out of the garden room. Haven't been able to trim the hedge...illegal while they're nesting...until now because of the weather and because Son no 1 borrowed our electric hedge trimmers and managed to cut through the cable. We've sort of left the garden to the creatures this year...seeing as the weather has been so crap and awful, so they had food and shelter. Well, new neighbours on 'tuther side, who are not proving to be very nice at all, want the hedge replacing with a fence! Horrible, manky fence! Reason....the birds poo on their washing! I suspect it's more a case of can't be arsed to clip their side of the hedge. What next after getting rid of the birds....... start on the bees? Hedge is staying. Landlady is having none of it. For one thing, she's an avid animal she doesn't take kindly to being told what to do by some young fart!

I love the hedge because if affords us a bit of privacy. Gives our back a Secret Garden feel. Landlady knows and I'm so glad she backed me on this. Yay! She doesn't mind us having the pets and said we could keep chickens in the back garden if we wanted. Wonder if she'd let me keep a bee hive at the bottom of the garden?.........hmmmmm

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