Monday, May 8, 2023

Cranky Donks and Mandevillas

 Well boys and girls, I've been ruminating for quite a while on backing away from the blog.  Numbers are quite low.  And then there are the computer issues.  For instance I just tried to load a short video and the techno gods are doing their best to thwart me.

So for today, we'll keep it short but sweet.

The inmates like to raise a ruckus at breakfast time clearly telling me I'm late (even when I'm not).  These were taken before we opened the pasture.  Even though they only get two hours of pasture time, their frame of minds are much calmer.

Here they were allowed a bit of walkabout time (again pre-pasture) before breakfast.  You can see Gabby give Spice a little shove out of the way.  Poor Spice.  Although for the past week when they're called in from the pasture, Spice is always first to come trotting in.

And yes, they love to get brushed.  Always.  Forget breakfast when the brush comes out.  It's heavenly.  

Either tomorrow or Wednesday I'm headed to a local greenhouse for a mandevilla.
Last fall I saw an art shop's front door framed by two mandevillas and I kinda fell in love.  Yes, they'll probably be as  finicky as Stella the hibiscus.  She actually bloomed a few days ago! 


  1. I enjoy your blog very much. I check in everyday for new post

    1. Thank you so much for the comment. 90% of the time I post on Monday evenings about 7:00 EST.

  2. Oh Janet don't give up. Your blogs are amaziing and I love catching up with your adventures on your farm and seeing the donks and the chooks. Sorry I have not been very 'vocal' recently but I have had a lot to contend with and have not felt in the best of spirits. I lost my father in November last year and am struggling to look after my elderly mother. On top of everything Vera had to be put to sleep due to EYP a couple of weeks ago and then my old Ivy died in my arms. I lost them both within two weeks and have been utterly devastated. But the good news is I have two babies (Light Sussex girls at 17 weeks old). We just got them on Saturday, so it's early days. Aggie is not impressed at all and so I am a nervous wreck at the moment. I'm keeping them enclosed in coop for a couple of days to get aclimatized and keep them out of harm's way, i.e. Aggie. Wish me luck. Very best regards friend. Louise. xx