Finally, finally the girls are here, what a week though to actually get them here, firstly the trauma of the hen house, delivered on Monday, nice man phoned to ask where we lived as he couldnt find it (we live right on the road, so he had driven past it, and ended up at the little cottage hospital, which I might add isnt visible from the road! but he had managed to find it. So gave him directions of just before the corner shop on the right is where we live, nothing - phoned him on his mobile - nothing - then he phoned, Iam still looking for you - I said I will come outside and jump up and down! how hard can it be to find a house with the name of the Terrace above it and a big number on the door, is that not what Sat Nav is for... but at the same time hubbys concreate blocks arrived so double delivery at a very busy schools out time, so a bit of a hold up on the road!
The henhouse was put together and put into the pen, so Thursday saw us up bright and early and off for the girls to Siston which is between Bristol and Bath to Annie Halls Poultry, which is the most beautiful place ever, very neat, tidy and clean, more than I can say for some of the establishments of poultry we went to see!, the girls were at the top of a lovely green field with a beautilful waterfall, with pens of little chicks and goslings quietly squeaking or whatever they do (sorry no pics of here because eccentric daughter forgot her camera in all the excitement of going for the girls) so five beautiful hens were put into boxes and loaded into the boot and off we went. Getting through Bath was another story, there are no road signs to tell you which way to go, but decided that Bath would make another lovely day trip when we didn't have cluckings in the boot.
So here are the girls
a Goldlink (henny penny)
a Silver Sussex
a Rhode Rock(or Rocky Road as eccentric daughter likes to call it)
All named after the last Grand Duchesses of Russia
Miss Lemon (who is Poirot's Secretary)
a Silver Link
feeding time as you can see Miss Lemon isn't there as she is a little bit timid at the moment!
Hopefully they will all soon settle, I think Olga is going to be the bossy boots!
I will leaveyou with a piccy of the Mad Dog who can't understand why these dreadful birds have arrived in his garden