Stella is a tomboy poodle, she hasn't got a girly bone in her body. She is forever getting told off for bringing inside bits of wood and in the paddocks we are having to tell her to leave the sheep poop alone!
"The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Music"
The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears
My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds that rise from the lake to the trees
Brent and Abbey were horrified with my gathering today
In among the long grass was a Pukeko nest . Evil laugh! I'm gonna win the war of the Pukekos! How dare they destroy my garden!
They nest from usually August to March, often two female pukeko's will share the same nest and as I have not damaged the nest, hopefully they will lay there again and I can keep gathering their eggs!
The eggs are really pretty, with blotches of brown at the larger end. They are approx 50mm x 35 mm in size. The Pukeko who flew off the nest would have one more egg to lay, as each female usually lays 6 eggs. I do wonder how the sitting works with more than one female laying her eggs in the nest. It will be interesting to watch the nest.. The eggs were cold so safe for us to make a Pukeko omelette which we will try Sunday. Revenge is sweet!
Talking nests, Geraldine and Gus have been busy again - Geraldine is sitting on 6 eggs and yes we are going to let her raise her babies. I have a friend who said she was interested in getting a goose....Lilly sheep is giving congratulations to Geraldine.
(I'm a pedigree poodle who likes to eat sheep poop SIGH)
View of our place from top of paddock
My blue bins stand out a bit - they hold my sheep poop tea I brew for my garden.
Hello Rosa and Jack!I think I'd struggle living with close neighbours - I'm so used to talking to all the animals - neighbours might think I'm a tad crazy.
Stella, Molly goat (who isn't too well SOB) along with Rosa and Jack supervising Brent.
Ta da the door has been made for the porch - the entry into the outdoor cattery will have double doors for Christmas!
Naughty Stella! she knows she is not allowed down by the cattery - but as she is still a puppy she did forget.
Stella tells me she is not talking to the cats, she is smelling the sweet peas - yea right!
Jack and Stella are nearly touching noses
Oh Jack he is too funny, one wouldn't think he was comfortable but rattle away he did.
I didn't get a good photo of Rosa - didn't realise until I got inside Sorry Rosa's family!
I'm behind in posting the Christmas Mouse on the mantle (aka elf on the shelf)
And I'm told he hurt himself getting out of the stocks.... Teenagers!