If someone had said to me years ago when I was working in advertising (tottering around in heels) that I would be hauling a sick chook with a bandaged foot off to the vets in a kitty carrier first up on a Monday morning, I would have laughed in disbelief.
More importantly a chicken with bumble foot, which as it happens, is a nasty infection causing the injured foot to swell and heat up. Strangely enough all these ailments seem to happen to my favourite birds.
The bright purple bandage, which has since been ditched, was I’m sure the envy of the other chooks ..
Tony looking very handsome and keeping an eye on things
It’s that time of year too, when those rather large sheep of ours need to be shorn and have those toes trimmed.
We just had Labour Day weekend in NZ – it’s hard not to love 3 days off. So yours truly was out in the garden, hauling out spent veg, prepping beds with an array of fabulous organic material, and generally attempting to oversee the chaos that is currently our garden.
Proof, I was busy
I’m not the only one that is busy
I have next weekend earmarked for some plantings …. think salad stuff that is happily growing in the kitchen. And as I previously mentioned, I’m off out to buy some heirloom organic varieties that a friend just happens to grow commercially.
There is something so special about new life …
Frog Pond Farm is looking beautiful .. luscious green hues, lots of happy self seeded flowers which nod in the breeze their beautiful faces lifted skyward. I was surprised (I don’t know why 🙂 ) to see plums already taking shape in the orchard.
Granny’s bonnets don’t face skyward … lol
You may remember last year that I was lamenting the lack of olives on our trees? That was then … our trees are absolutely smothered and I suspect that we will have a monster crop .. anyone want to come and help harvest? LOL
Our macadamia tree is also smothered
And you can’t beat a visit in the morning with the dog to the beach ..
I was eyeing them off too … Sand Dunz Cafe