Friday, May 22, 2009

The joys of country life.



Just thought I'd quickly pop in and say hello, it's been a busy week, can't believe it's Friday already! In between the showers, I've been taking lots of photos of new products. Today Nicola (the elf!) and I set up a cute little photo shoot with the pottery, as the photos I had weren't the greatest. I'm really pleased with the results so I must get the website updated, another job to add to the list!

And the dreaded "C" word is being banded about here already........

We (Gregg) had a bit of a nasty deed to do this week, you'd better not read on if you're of a delicate nature..... The other day, while taking photos, I happened to look over to the chicken run and noticed one of our little bantam hens lying on the ground looking like she was having a fit. When I got over to her I knew exactly what had happened. Her feathers were wet and she was in a bit of a mess, the drakes (male ducks) had attacked her. I think they may have broken her neck. She was beyond saving, so for the first time ever I had to despatch one of our chickens, not the nicest job, but unfortunately one that goes hand in hand with chicken keeping.

So, the two drakes were despatched last night and will be slow cooked this weekend in a casserole. The four remaining ducks seemed a bit lost this morning, but there did appear to be a bit more harmony in the hen house. I think we've done the right thing.......

I let you know how the casserole tasted.........:)

Enjoy your weekend.

Lx

11 comments:

. said...

I bet it tasted very well.

Alfazema

kelly said...

poor mrs hen! i guess drake casserole was inevitable...a bit of country karma? enjoy! and enjoy the bank holiday weekend! hugs xxx

p.s. pretty photo : )

tea and cake said...

I bet the casserole will be lovely. We had a huge cockerel called 'Arny' some years ago, who was really horrid and, as you know, once they start to get aggressive, they just get worse. So, after he'd had a go at Mr T, he was dispatched and headed for the pot, when he weighed over 6lbs! He made a lovely curry.
We'll miss you at the rural.

Vanessa said...

I'm know not to mess with you!

Vanessa x

Pipany said...

Yup, we have had to do the same here, but the result was delicious. Hope yours was too Lisa x

Rebecca said...

I'm sure your casserole would be very tasty! Love your pottery photo. Hope you've had a few busy weekends at your studio! Rx

Sara said...

Loving the blog (closed my eyes when it got to the dispatching!). Also love the sweet products in your shop & have placed a little order. Sara x

lettuce said...

hello!

i can't believe how long it is since I visited...
sorry
:-[



I hope you don't mind if I shamelessly promote my latest blog post which is shamelessly promoting a new crafty charity project - please read it and if you feel able help advertise (or contribute in any other way) that would be FAB

Buy Design said...

Hi Lisa, I know you are just up the road and I could pop up and say hi any time, but you are open the same days as I am in the shop. Just started blogging recently. I like to think of it as practise for the web site I may set up sometime soon.
Congratulations on your baby news.
Fiona.

Re said...

That is horrible unfortunately it is one of the responsibilites of keeping livestock.

Charlotte said...

hi lisa, just dropping by to say congrats on your news! a little primrose hill baby!
Charlotte ( was braveart - then hope&faith) yip - now Laggan&Frost - finally set up my own business and have a clear direction of where its going. all the best for the future.