So there’s lots of stuff to show from what has been a rather big week for us. Quite without any planning, the deck and the chickens collided, happening all in the one week and they’ll get their own special posts when details are finalised. Suffice to say, the chickens arrived this afternoon and are tucked up in their roost after dark and our deck, although not oiled yet, is finished.
Tonight, I had the chance to sit for the first time and knit on the deck. I’m going to dub the deck my Summer Knitting Room.
This happened while we watched and waited for the chickens to settle in. For the most part they sat on their roost, keeping quiet and figuring out where they were. I haven’t had a good enough chance look at them yet to know which one to give which name. All in good time. There was one who was brave enough to look out the door from time to time. Later she came down for a scratch and a peck but she went back up the ladder soon enough and we’ve not seen hide nor hair since.
Earlier in the week, I had the chance to visit Alice in her new home, which has a fabulous cubby house. It’s a beautifully designed (and insulated!) cubby and she just loves it.
And here, for the first time, is a video of Alice for you to enjoy! It’s just a tiny short one – about 40 seconds. She’s trying, for reasons known only to her, to push a tea towel down the slide and talking to herself all the while.
She thinks it’s funny and afterwards, she does a little dance, right near the end. Twenty months is an adorable age. She’s just so playful. On the weekend, she’ll get to meet the chickens – and that’s when we’ll choose their names and introduce them to the blog!
After such a big week, I think I need some time spent sitting on my deck watching the chickens, and not much else!