It has been very hot and humid the last few days, not good when you have hatching eggs. There have been frequent bouts of lightening and thunder, and our internet signal has been badly affected (apparently, they are magnetic storms) so no telly either. Evenings have been spent chatting to each other. We didn't realise what a routine we had got into, watching telly as soon as it gets dark. Though to be fair we go to bed at 9.30 as we are early risers, so it's not for long. Although Bonnie has nearly gone into melt-down with the thunder, and last night surround lightening flashes, we really needed the two short bouts of rain to liven the garden up, and get the grass in the countryside growing, it's very crisp underfoot out there. At least we won't feel obliged to water the flipping peppers and tomatoes for a while!
Today's wonderful wildlife is a male red backed shrike. Why wonderful you may ask? Well, it seems he likes wasps! How amazing is that? Shame they are territorial, we could do with a few more in the garden.
We have been comparing the photos of the Shumen with the way they are looking amonth on, and the change as remarkable. Gone are the bald patches and fluffy bottoms are appearing, the wing feathers which were clipped before we got them are growing out, and Sevi's tail, which was mutilated by fighting with another cockerel, is growing back really well.
I'd like to take the time to thank Ky for all her help since I have been thinking of and keeping chickens, both here and in the UK. So thank you Ky, for your support and help over the last couple of years.
And thank you everyone who reads and comments on my ramblings.