…and other Golden Things
although… later tonight, after her brood have gone to bed, Claire is found going on an evening stroll. Wing clipping or fence heightening?
Clare, the ex-broody hen, is finding it hard to keep track of her brood
Each day they find new places to explore
We tried to contain Claire and Co but they insist on exercising their right to roam. She has started laying again but since she declared herself truly free-range we have to hunt down the eggs.
Solo and the Three Muscovites have been spending their days in the greenhouse
and tonight, for the first time, they have moved their bedroom from the dining table to a shed, where they enjoy the window view
They have to leave the indoor accommodation as that will shortly be needed by the six Australorps, six French Marans, and six Speckled Sussex which we hope will emerge from the eggs in the incubators. Good job they will be vacating the incubators as we have some Muscovy eggs on the way – having been seduced by the emergency ducklings we acquired to stop Solo being solo.
Claire and brood have a busy day…
We keep thinking we have identified it but the more we read the less certain we are. One source says “it is often not realised just how many different kinds of caddis there are – in Britain alone there are around 200 – and that they make up one of the most diverse groups of freshwater animals.”
[edit: currently going for Triaenodes bicolor]
We went out today, to learn about…