Friday, 15 December 2017

Rising From The Ashes


The bachelors remain diminutive local celebrities of sorts......indeed only a few days ago, they provided much hilarity to a neighbour by chasing a woman hiker down the lane after she had made the mistake of waving her ski stick at them.
The Ukrainian Village has looked rather forlorn of late  so I have decided that after our New Year Kent jaunt I will spruce up the main two hen houses and will move in a small robust group of buff Orpingtons . The bachelors deserve some female company, and large fat hens will be able to cope with eager little penises with a calm alacrity .
I have missed my own free range eggs....my new kitchen needs them me thinks
"Bosoms " ( which is the collective name of my fenced allotments ) will be  resurrected and the pasture land cleared again for Irene and a new friend ( s) to enjoy. The spring is the ideal time to get tame orphan lambs or even another soay.
In the summer I think a village fete may be in order......
Oh and for those that are missing auntie glad news, this photo was posted on the Male Voice Choir's social media page this morning


"Some choir members visited Sandford Care Home in Prestatyn this morning to spend some time with Aunty Gladys. It was wonderful to see her looking so well and we hope that she and the other residents enjoyed the selection of carols we sang for them though she did question our posture and intonation at times."

64 comments:

  1. That photo looks like a mutant 3 headed chicken! Well done.

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  2. a 3 headed rooster indeed !
    Always looking forward .. excellent !
    As a child I got a chick for Easter. I loved that little ball of yellow fluff. I named him and then surprise surprise, he grew into a large male .. but he followed me around like a puppy.
    I can't remember what happened to him but that is probably a good thing .. Things went missing sometimes and there was never a good explanation .. or a happy one.

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  3. Really miss our own eggs........maybe next year.

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  4. Roosters don't have penises. Strange but true.

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    1. Im going to have to google the mating habits of roosters now....

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    2. Poetic licence ...they both " openings"

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    3. Both have openings

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    4. A cloacal kiss is how some describe their mating. I think the hens would disagree.

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  5. was so hoping you would get some more hens, I don't know what I would do without my little flock. I think your new kitchen is lovely and your pets are so entertaining ...as are you and the Prof. merry Christmas to you and yours.
    JC in Indiana

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  6. You don't want fat hens dealing with little penises with alacrity, calm or otherwise. You just want them to lay eggs.

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    1. No you are wrong rachel. Buffs can deal well with sexed cockerels much better than normal smaller hens they are just too big and placid to be bothered much

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    2. I was thinking of alacrity meaning they were keenly gagging for it.

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  7. Great picture! And great plan for all of the added animals!

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  8. I love this picture. They look simply regal atop that house.

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  9. The incredible three headed chicken. Really neat.

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  10. Great photo !
    It will be good to see "The Bosoms" fluffed up and more stories.

    cheers, parsnip

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  11. "Every man needs a hobby" - enjoy!

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  12. The first rooster has beautiful plumage; really beautiful. What a wonderful photo!
    Greetings Maria x

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  13. The bachelors will be pleased I'm sure.

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  14. Love the photo. Orpingtons will cope very well with those three randy little tiddlers, and no doubt put them in their place on a regular basis.

    We've always found it very easy with a bantam cockerel and mostly larger hens. You get all the protection a cockerel offers the flock and the cohesion he gives it but with the girls able to hold their own against any unwanted or too frequent amorous advances.

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    1. Yes buffs have an ability just to deal with bully boy cockerels

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  15. Won't the boys be in for a surprise. The addition of a beautiful fat hen won't make them challenge each other, will it. I'm just note up on my chicken lore and thought you would know.
    Sidebar: Florida is having its one or 2 days of winter. I am having to wear closed toed shoes. Ha-ha.

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  16. Yes, do get the roosters some female company, it will take their mind off chasing the villagers.
    I miss reading about "bosoms" and all the animals.
    Cracking picture of aunty Glad, she's looking well :)
    ~Jo

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    1. I saw her briefly last week , she remains very vague but as gracious as ever

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  17. That picture of the choir surrounding Gladys is marvelous!

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  18. Glad to hear that Aunty Gladys is well, I was telling someone yesterday about the blanket I made for her earlier in the year and thinking about her, so it was good to get news today!

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    1. The blanket is still with her x

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  19. Good news and happy plans, John. This brightened my day.

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  20. I love reading about your world and it's quirks. Ukrainian Village indeed. What a delight.

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  21. I'm looking forward to the revitalization of 'Bosoms'!

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  22. Ok, you're off the hook. Pretty little guys, are they Belgium D'uccles?

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    1. Bog standard fantail bantams

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  23. Your rooster photo is fabulous!

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    1. They are sweet characters x

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  24. The three bachelors will have a happy New Year with your plans for them; great photo of the three and of Auntie Gladys and choir.

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  25. Auntie Glad looks serene, like a monarch surrounded by her loyal courtiers... with their "eager little penises"!

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  26. Lovely to see Auntie Glad. Vague is OK, I think. You may not remember stuff but you still know when people love you.

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    1. I used to love the actress susan clark

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  27. I now have a visual of fat hens and little penises in my head. So nice to see a picture of Aunty Gladys though, she's looking very well.

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    1. Frail but still going!

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  28. Lovely to see a happy Auntie Gladys. And good to hear she is keeping the choir up to her high standards.

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  29. Anonymous6:52 pm

    Good to hear Auntie Gladys is doing so well.

    Does the rejuvenation and restocking of Bosoms mean you've decided to stay put? You'd mentioned you may be moving house.

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    1. Well, in the short term anonomyous xxx

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  30. Thanks for the news about Auntie Gladys.
    Lizzie

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    1. We all needed some good news Lizzie

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  31. What a lovely photo of Auntie Gladys John - she looks wonderful for her age.

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  32. That will teach the old crone to wave her ski stick at them!

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    1. They chase the postman on a regular basis

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  33. I am very happy that Auntie Gladys had this visit. And we know that they all sing really well!!!!!!!!!

    "... eager little penises ...": That's hilarious! It could also sum up the male teenager population of the planet!

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  34. Beautiful birds and they I am sure some fat hens will enjoy their company in many ways.

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  35. Love your plans and miss your farm animal blog posts

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  36. Well done that choir; Aunty Glad must have been thrilled.

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  37. Great photos, and so glad to see a pic of Aunty Glad!

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  38. Magnificent photography John! The three tailed hen! But they did look cold - Sue said they've just put a layer of iron roofing on their henhouse for insulation - your Bachelors are made of sturdy stuff! I envy you your collection of livestock friends.

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  39. I'm happy that you are going to revise the village. There really is no comparison between eggs laid by free range hens who get kitchen scraps and scratch around for their own findings, and the ones from the store. Your rooster picture looks like one bird who moved while you took the shot. -Jenn

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  40. Lovely photo of Auntie Gladys bless her, the photo of the Chickens is price worthy John!!!

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  41. Lovely photo of Auntie Gladys and the choir well done.

    Your chicken photo is prize worthy John.

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  42. I love that top photo! Funny that you're in the opposite situation of Ms. Moon -- she has too many roosters, you have not enough hens! (Actually, maybe that's the SAME situation....?)

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