Saturday, 16 February 2013

The ULBs

Saturday is usually a bit of a lazy blog day.
It is, unfortunately, still a day of work for Chris, the academic
Who has been holed up in his office with a whole plethora of research work to do.
I, on the other hand have made a bread and butter pudding, done some shopping for a sick neighbour
( a loaf of bread, a paper and 2 snickers bars!)
And have just returned from a walk with the dogs.
Seeing that is is indeed a lazy blogging day
I shall leave you with an update on those awkward little bantams that were left with me a couple of months ago.
I nicknamed them the ULBs
Or
(Useless little buggers)
as they are no real use to me whatsoever
But there is something rather spunky and sweet about them
Judge for yourself 



29 comments:

  1. They look healthy and happy. What time shall I come round for the bread and butter pudding (one of my favourites)? Will there be custard?

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  2. I think the ULB's are utterly adorable. Mine used to come in the house for a cup of tea, eat the dogs food and lay their eggs on my sofa. Ah those were the days.
    Mine's a gluten free bread and butter pudding with soya custard please. My belly's rumbling just thinking about it :P

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  3. The ULBs are so sweet but mostly in your video I loved hearing the voices of your field...the hens singing softly as they pottered about....so peaceful.

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  4. I like those chickies. I do miss the police helicopter hovering overhead when you film, though. I suppose you use the new tablet these days.

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  5. Nice to hear them chuntering away...

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  6. Sunshine! (I'll bet you feel the same way, too!) I hope you're feeling better.

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  7. Useless? Not a bit of it, chuckling away, busy scratching and pecking away, I love them - if I lived nearer I would take them off your hands (the farmer would object of course but I have found ways of getting round that) - trouble is that if (and it's a bit if) they do lay an egg it is so small it is hardly worth doing anything with it. I had a very nasty bantam cockerel once who would fly at your wellie tops like a bullet when you opened the hen house door. I'm afraid his days were numbered.

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  8. Our three bantams make the best mums and are the most spirited ones in our flock. Nice to see your two sheep, and to share with you the quietness of a sunny day. Hope your cold goes soon.

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  9. ULBs? Never! Nice to the eye and they peck up nasty little parasites.

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  10. Apparently they will be renamed the LB's, by voice vote. We have a blue sky today, too.

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  11. ULBs are like the cut stones on a brooch, not necessary but they give the complete piece some extra sparkle.

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  12. I love your videos, John. Not just to see your place, but to hear your voice - it's very soothing, even when you have a cold as in the village videos. I sometimes think my darling Calico cat is a ULB, but she is easy on the eyes and can be very entertaining. Much like your banties? Thanks for the show.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  13. Those little gals are great at hatching eggs. I keep a pen of a half dozen "mutts" like that and use them instead of an incubator when I can. They sit on the nest together and raise the babies together. They're very useful.

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  14. Those little gals are great at hatching eggs. I keep a pen of a half dozen "mutts" like that and use them instead of an incubator when I can. They sit on the nest together and raise the babies together. They're very useful.

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  15. A slow day ? walk the dogs, made a pudding, shopped for a neighbor then I am sure feed all the animals.... not so slow day after all.
    Are the ULB really about 6 inches tall ? or did I read that wrong. How adorable ! They are so sweet plus just hearing their little voices as they putter around so kawaii !

    cheers, parsnip

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  16. Beautiful little buggers.

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  17. I think you probably get more done by noon on a slow day than I do all day, John!

    The ULB's are cute little things John--Are they useless because their eggs are so small??

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  18. The restorative properties of snickers bars are well known. Those little birds may be useless but they are very cute. I love to hear their gentle cluck cluck cluck to each other.

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  19. They're very sweet. However, due to buffering, I had to use a dragging the cursor along method to watch it.

    Ahh - the healing power of the Snickers bar should not be underestimated.

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  20. At least your ULB's are pretty to look at and to listen to, unlike the ULB's that wander round our nearest town on a weekend, spending our hard-earned taxes on cheap booze !!

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  21. I love these little glimpses into your world. The banties are adorable even it they are useless. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Have a great Sunday, John. ♥

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  23. Wow you have done loads, I don't even think I was awake for most of the time that you were doing all of this. I just caught James Martin cooking a cake, so that was 11.30 just before the end! Must work on getting up earlier. So I can see more of James in action! LOL

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  24. Yeah, me too. Lazy blog. At least you posted a video all I did was slap up a photo of some bar of salt soap. Over achiever you.

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  25. We had bantams when I was a kid. Based on my experience with those, I would probably go with ELBs...Evil Little Bastards.
    They look to be happy though :)

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  26. Nothing nicer than the sound of contented chooks happily clucking away to themselves.

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  27. They're pretty, and i too liked to hear them clucking, sounding content. If you have an asparagus patch, i'm sure they'd to a great job keeping the weeds to a minimum.

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  28. Seeing your recent videos of the 'estate' got me wondering. Do you own that plot of land that the animals live on,or is it a common, or do you rent it? If that's not too personal a question!

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