Monday afternoon of this week found me out in the garden again in a desperate attempt to subdue the garden before winter sets in. With so much summer rain, every plant, tree and blade of grass has quadrupled in growth I'm sure. The weather was lovely too which made being outside wonderful.
I decided to let our two chooks out of their run so they could scratch around the garden with me keeping an eye on them so they didn't cause too much damage. One chook in particular Missy, is very tame and loves hovering around my feet in case I dig up a tasty morsel for her. Here I was lifting up rocks so she could peck at the bugs underneath.
Can you see that hole just above my hand? That is a hole made by a yabby. We have a lot of water just below the surface in our backyard and the yabbies love it. After a good rain you can find their holes and mounds of dirt in many places. In case you are wondering, I don't eat them although some people do. The chooks will quite happily toss them down if they find one.
I love hearing the contented little noises these girls make as they are scratching and eating. They reward us with the most deliciously flavoured and coloured eggs. Thanks girls.
As you know we have two cats Stripey and Bungee who are litter brothers and are nearly ten years old. They are lovely boys despite the fact they leave their white fur on everything. Stripey in particular is become very sooky as he gets older and if I'm sitting down anywhere, I'm fair game for a cuddle.
While I was stamping labels for the linen cupboard sheets, he decided he would sit on my lap for a cuddle and a loud purring session. It was quite tricky to continue working around him, but I didn't have the heart to put him back on the floor as he was so happy.
Loving my hand.
The other night while I was checking emails and blogs, Stripey decided he wanted more cuddles. Not content to sit next to me, this is what he did.
How cute is this cat? I'm so grateful to have animals in my life, they are just adorable.
Have a lovely day and Easter everyone,