Thursday, 18 April 2013

Troublesome Wind

Now I could bang on for an absolute age about my flatulence problems. Indeed... I once blasted out a fart worthy of the Queen Mary's fog horn in front of a group of shocked pensioners as I suddenly had to bend over a waist high fridge freezer in order to reach a packet of Yorkshire puddings in Aldi a couple of years ago...... But I think I will leave the subject well and truly alone ....
No today's post is a bit of a clear up post, for last night North Wales was subjected to some of the strongest gales of the year so far.
The Ukrainian village took the full force of the South Westerlies. 
But as luck would have it only one hen house took flight at the height of the stormy weather and in the dark it rolled over and over like the passenger liner in The Poseidon Adventure across the field.

Ironically one of the only two residents of the coop was a large lame Orpington called Shelley Winters, and when I eventually went out to check the damage, I found both hens, shocked but uninjured huddled in the remains of their nesting box.
This morning both characters are non the worse for their ordeal.....both have spent the night sat in a cardboard box in the shed.
Shelley Winters and abandoned bantam Buster! Survived the night

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  1. We had a two-minute blast down here in the S.W. - it must have spent itself on your coops.

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  2. My hen-house is obviously made by the same bunch of Chinese itinerants. None too solid are they! One of my neighbours has just purchased a much smaller version, and has three tiny bantams in it.

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  3. Well we have it here in Normandie now and as we live on the edge of the marsh we may get hit by a flying cow or two later.

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  4. Glad to hear your feathered friends weathered the storm.

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  5. The thought of a flying chicken shed made me think of The Wizard of Oz...and the Wicked Witch

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    1. Ding dong....she's dead

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  6. Start each new day with a doubled over laugh from across the pond.......
    Very glad the feathereds are fine!!!

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  7. I was waiting for another tree to come crashing down, it's been bad here too.
    Thank goodness no feathers flew.

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  8. Was bad here as well - but no low flying chicken sheds!
    Glad the chickens are ok.

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  9. OMB, your second sentence - EPIC!

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  10. That'll teach you to hanker after Yorkshire puddings!

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  11. I am so grateful Shelley Winters has once more survived a horrible disaster. Buster kinda reminds me of her husband in that film.

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  12. haha..not only do i need to avoid you at the pub with your pockets full of poo...now i need to keep my eyes open for you at aldis. and my nose pinched!

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  13. Glad the chooks are okay and live to fight another day, upright and less windswept.

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  14. so who said chickens couldn't fly...happy yours survived the flight and the night!

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  15. Glad to hear Ms. Winters survived the night.

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  16. They probably had a philosophical conversation after you had put them in the box - hens are not as daft as you might think - they just like us to think they are daft. Glad they both survived.

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  17. Soo....like....will she be laying scrambled eggs
    for ya?

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  18. I have never seen an Orpington before (must google) what a beautiful chicken. It must have been very scary for them. Glad to know they are fine.
    April in Tucson is our windy month, winds sometimes up to 65 mph so it must be windy all over. bummer !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. She is a lace Orpington ....buff orpingtons are more common

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  19. You made me laugh with your Aldi's Story and I really needed it today. I wish we were neighbors I would let you take care of my chickens and I would spend all my time playing with your dogs. Sounds fair to me!!

    Joyce from Indiana USA

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    1. Thank you...should I call you ea8 for short?

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    2. sure, that works for me...love on those pups for me. My scotty piddled the floor for me during the storm today. still love him but he is so stubborn.

      Joyce

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  20. Now I want a hen named Shelley Winters.

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  21. It kinda suits her me thinks

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  22. We have a family saying. When someone breaks wind, LOUDLY, they say 'ooh, every egg - a bird!'
    No idea where it comes from....

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    1. I will start to copy that then,, the next time I let one rip

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  23. I used to do a very good impression of Shelley Winters in the Poseidon Adventure!

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  24. I'm sure your Queen Mary fog horn fart could have sent those pensioners tumbling as well.
    You've got a way with words and a story telling way about you that keeps us laughing despite the perils of the weather.

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  25. Haha. Beautiful chickens, John. Glad they weren't injured in the storm.

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  26. Glad to see the chickens were okay! Looked like quite the storm. hey, we were discussing you yesterday! I went to visit Deb from Just. Cats. Were your ears burning ?

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  27. It is windy here - or I thought so until I saw this post. I am glad that the damage was only material.

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  28. my mother was an exact replica of Shirley Winters - hair and all...and she was a nervous henny type too. God we miss them both...

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