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  1. 7 points
    Got an email this morning to say my CV and cover letter have been forwarded to local practices after I had a phone interview for a graduate programme There's one practice I really like the look of and that I think I'd fit in with the team but trying not to set my heart on that one... I have a phone interview next week with another vets I like and a third place that I haven't heard back from yet.
  2. 7 points
    This made me smile - removing one of the broodies from the nest, to go in The Cage of Shame, and she balanced in my hand by fanning her tail like a beautiful flower. She's a gold pencilled wyandotte bantam
  3. 5 points
    Because we're on Hokkaido and it's still snowy here cherry blossom isn't as obvious as further south. It's still quite wintery here. Have had lots of smiles from our baby today. It was his first big adventure out and we went up a mountain. I saw the volcano from the plane.
  4. 5 points
    Run within a run! There is a badger here so I'm more concerned that he would make light work of the wire (half inch weld mesh). It's had more adaptions using pallets inside since then to make it more windproof - need to make it a little more waterproof.
  5. 5 points
    More babies at work! So made another little “monster”. This time a rather pink kitty. Any guesses to gender? 😉
  6. 5 points
    Tried to learn using an old handicraft book of my grans - completely confused me! Turned to YouTube - however did we manage without it?! Havent actually got any wool so used garden string but on my first weekend of trying I’ve managed to make a hat for an elf (or a pekin perhaps!) so I’m fairly hopeful i should be able to learn enough to make the caterpillar.
  7. 5 points
    Just had to tell someone! Our 8th grandchild has just been born! A girl, Skylar, 8Ibs. Obviously the most beautiful baby in the world! I was one of 4 girls, and I had 3 boys and a girl and now have 6 granddaughters and two grandsons. The boys belong to my daughter. Strange how gender works between generations.
  8. 5 points
    It was my dad's birthday so celebrations were always happening - nearly didn't one year with the hurricane gusts, but it died down and over we went in the evening. He liked writing "poetry" and called himself Sideburns. Here is one of his little rhymes: Once while walking through a wood, I picked bluebells by the score. Then I was fined for trespassing I won't go there any more! I did put "poetry" in inverted commas! There are worse ones but children love the rude ones (well anything with a toilet included set them off laughing - and as I have never grown up - I did too). Although I do rather like Of Mice and Men.
  9. 4 points
    Just made the most amazing soup that I think you would love; a combination of 2 recipes; it contains: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 diced butternut squash or sweet tater 1 onion roughly sliced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 carrots sliced thinly 1 celery stalk chopped up 300ml of veg stock (I use 2 organic Kallo veg stock cubes) 2 large handfuls of spinach 1 lemon, zested and juice 1 tablespoon of freshly grated turmeric and ginger (wear gloves for the turmeric; it will stain EVERYTHING!) 1 can of Biona mixed organic beans 1 avocado 1 red sweet pepper Dried chilli flakes chopped fresh dill or parsley Cook the onions and garlic in the coconut oil, add all the other veg and beans, and cook through. Add stock, and bring to the boil, lowering to a simmer for 20 mins or so until the veggies are tender but not mush. At the end, add lemon juice, spinach and avocado and cook for a little longer to warm them through. Season and serve with a good chunk of home made wholemeal bread. Very warming and filling and totally delicious
  10. 4 points
    I have not had a good time the past 10 days in France. However, I was unexpectedly in Nantes at lunchtime yesterday and stumbled on a park, with a lake, complete with lots of wild fowl and some FR chooks. I very happily watched a pair of white crested black polands potter about in the blazing sun, then I saw another breed of cockeral walk very fast (comically) to where a spare white poland hen was wandering about. He flew over the water to join her, but soon after the WC cockeral saw what the other cockeral was up to, so also he walked very fast to join them, spirited his white wife away and all 3 of them walked back to the original hen. I really have missed my own flock and this cheered me up no end!
  11. 4 points
    We lost Snap this afternoon. Treat man was certain she’d been there when he let them out and I was pretty sure she’d been there when I shut them in at night but now, at corn o clock, nowhere to be seen. I crashed through the undergrowth but no sign of her, went for a walk down the footpath but not far thinking ‘well if she’s not in the garden she’s gone’. Then a phonecall from OH - ‘She’s here! I don’t know where she came from but she’s here!’. Well in that case she can only have been doing one thing. And a fingertip search of ‘the jungle’ eventually led to the find below!
  12. 4 points
    🤪 What was I on!!! But thinking about it - yep, guaranteed to bring OH into self-imposed solitary confinement whenever chicken things need sorting and it needs 2 of us. Peace on one hand but man flu . . . weldmesh over the bedroom door and egg boxes to make it sound proof! Ta daaaaaaaaaaaa!
  13. 4 points
    After lunch he just happened to mention that the chickens like grapes. Asked “How did you find that out? They’ve only had chicken food so far.” He replied “I gave them a couple of leftover old grapes”. I frowned and said “From the brand-new box?” He muttered something and wandered off. Later he mentioned they like apples too. Supposedly they got a bit that accidentally fell in the floor as he was eating it 🤔. Crumbly things apples 😂. Hr just asked if I think they’ll be awake at 5am when he’s off to the airport. Seems he bought bacon for a sandwich and wondered if they’d like the scraps. Told him they are not having meat scraps and he looked disappointed. Think he’s a secret fan 😉.
  14. 4 points
    Dull grey morning so I went to Camden Market because it's always busy, noisy and colourful and I needed a bit of that.
  15. 4 points
    All done guys, thanks. Moved to the for sale section and username changed :0)
  16. 3 points
    I'm a vegetarian, so I'll just watch my chickens play in the garden while they sing "We like being alive!" over and over. lol
  17. 3 points
    Handsome dude there Luvvy. Loads here - cheeky ones jumping up on bird feeder (ladies - the boys brains are in their pantaloons). This little madam was happily preening herself! I love the snow tracks though - dragging his tail behind him! Then the last one where he's landing and the tail is still fanned out.
  18. 3 points
    Just had a mad panic searching for the 6th chicken doing head counts through the main and nest box door. After searching the garden twice we spotted her
  19. 3 points
    She had literally just woken up so I managed to take it before she realised exactly what was going on - plus she’s old and slowing down. Poor Mills 😂 Its not her first time in a a hat!
  20. 3 points
    Here is my snowman we made with the added benefit of using the snow from the run. It was nice having extra snow and made the run much lighter for the girls. I haven't made a snowman for a very long time as I always left the children to do it, but they are on some travel adventures so it was down to us. In fact, he's the biggest snowman we've ever had and we still have loads of snow left over.
  21. 3 points
    Our three Light Sussex bantams were Korma, Kiev and Casserole. We also had an adorable, tiny dwarf Russian hamster called Fang and two Chinese hamsters called Wun Tun and Hoi Sin. I am desperate to call our next hamster Richard Hammond!
  22. 3 points
    My friend got a Sphinx cat (the naked kind) and I really thought she should call it Lord Peaches Nakedbottom. She went for Monty instead... She would had more fun going to the vet with Lord Peaches Nakedbottom!
  23. 3 points
    I really didn't think this through. My postman was laughing his head off to deliver a parcel to "Redhotchick" 😂 I got a big smile from him and he said "Redhotchick!!" winked and jogged away laughing.
  24. 3 points
    Loving the pics and food info from Japan, and the new pond. I got back from India last night. We went round Rajasthan for 2 weeks. My first time in India. I loved it, and have developed a taste for masala chai. I've never been a tea drinker in my life! I like this picture because it's colourful. I mostly took photos without people in, which is a shame! OH has some. I'll have to go back and take some more! x
  25. 3 points
    Decided to try to upload a photo seeing that Soapdragon has done it. I don’t know where we technophobes would be without you, Cat tails! This is my view at the moment. A little bit of heaven in Spain! ( hope it works..)
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