Friday, 27 March 2015

Limpets, seaweed, and a very sticky beak!

A couple of weeks ago, it was a dull and windy Saturday (I hear you ask, what else is new?!) and neither I nor the clucks had been out for ages.
I, on account of a rather nasty dose of flu, and clucks; well that was just due to general apathy and laziness!!!

Anyhow, I digress. So,it was felt, a trip to the beach was in order, to blow the cobwebs away! Blossom was getting her claws done (yes, these woolly clucks are very image concious!) Penelope was was busy making worm & sweet corn soup (Squawks, and Co were coming over for dinner).

Tristan & Cecily were spending some rare quality time together, preening! Well, he has been away rather a lot, doing gigs with his band, and poor Cecily has been been feeling rather neglected.

So, that just left Clarice, who is always game, to go exploring...

So, we all wrapped up warmly; Clarice made sure she donned her woolly but stylish bonnet, grabbed a basket for any foraged goodies, and off we went!

Ready to start foraging!

I'm sure, there is a skull behind me...

Despite the dull grey sky, and freezing wind, the beach was wonderful!Nothing like the sharp fresh salty smell of sea air, to wake one up! We saw a flock of adorable plovers, some black headed gulls, herring gulls, and even a greater black backed gull (very large, and rather scary,to poor Clarice!).

Mistress of all she surveys!

DH & I wandered along the beach looking for old bottle tops (we found none!) and Clarice had a whale of a time, or should that be cluck of a time, foraging!

Now for some food...

Beady eyed scrutiny, in progress!

Plies of seaweed were gleefully scratched in, rock pools scrutinised via beady eye, and limpets and winkles. mercilessly pecked, by a woolly, but persistent, and surprisingly sharp beak...
I'm gonna get you little limpet...

Now, Clarice had promised to bring back some goodies for the other clucks; hence the basket. And, she did collect some critters, but, on the way home, we heard slurping, and gulping sounds coming from the back seat, and by the time we got home, all that was left was a pile of empty shells, and one very sticky beaked woolly cluck!!!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Clucks in Cornwall?

Good morning, dear readers!

The weather has finally improved, and the sun is actually out! The trees are full of buds, ready to burst into leaf and blossom, and the garden is alive with bird-song :) In short; Spring is starting!

The woolly clucks have been feeling rather cooped-up and restless. On Monday, they joined me on the sofa, while I watched the new version of Poldark, on BBC I-Player. I don't know who sighed more; me or they! The scenery was absolutely breath-taking!!! The acting is very good,too. The characters are all very well fleshed-out.

And the best part; there were three scenes, containing chickens, in the programme! Since then, the clucks (and I ) have decided, a holiday to Cornwall is a MUST! None of us, except Blossom, has ever been there, and that fact must be remedied.

So, this morning, Cecily & Co have been Googling holiday parks/cottages,  and trying to find a nice place to stay! It has to be woolly cluck friendly, of course! LOL!

Lucky Blossom has already been Cornwall, when she stayed with the lovely Jo Barlow, and her gorgeous hens. She even went to St.Ives, for a picnic! Lucky cluck, she gets out more than I do! But, she says, she wants to see more of the area!

All I can say is, watch this space....;-)

Ready steady...Google!

The Eden project is a must see, especially for the clucks; it has a GREAT bug 'a'la'carte menu!

Cecily, using the integral mouse! She is better at it, than I!