With the world in turmoil with the super storm that hit the
Philippines, bush fires across New South Wales
and Armistice Day reminding us all of terrible wars,
I decided to post something much happier today.
My eldest granddaughter has a way of taking in anything that
needs a home:
as though three horses, two dogs, numerous cats, two pigs, two
goats and at least half a dozen bottle fed lambs were not enough,
besides the goose, ducks and blue egg laying chickens she bought.
she came home with two peacocks and a peahen the other day.
We used to have a resident peacock that came with the farm,
screamed from the roof top and foulded our water supply,
left stinking heaps on the doormat for one to tread in, fed
from the hand, was absolutely gorgeous and succumbed
to old age a few years ago.
His name was Claude, pronounced in the French way, he liked
to strut and show off . . .
Here is the, as yet unnamed, replacement. Pretty as a picture
displaying with relish for this young hen although in full array
there is little room for manoeuvring with the rose in the round-house
they are enclosed in until they feel at home and can roam at large.
The happy couple among the roses.
There was a young cock as well but he decided to fly over
G-daughter's head when she opened the door to feed them
and was last seen in the wild wood heading towards the dam.
Who knows, he may yet return . . .
Lastly, one of the great joys of my life and childhood,
darling granddaughter let me loose in her wild strawberry patch!!!!
Being higher up the hill, mine ripen a little later.
Naturally we shared the spoils.
Enjoy the wonders of Your World, who knows how long they may last?