wordless wednesday

March 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm 10 comments

Entry filed under: away from the plot, wordless wednesday.

sow happy spring zing

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  • 1. Hazel at the Hill  |  March 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    He’s a beauty – although I might not agree at dawn!

    Does this pic mean that you are in most enviable position of local freerange eggs from Kate’s chickens…?

    • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  March 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      sadly Owl has slipped from this mortal coil now and Kate lives too far away for eggs. I suspect her hens are happier now he’s gone – he was a bit of a bully like most cockerels

  • 3. Janet/Plantaliscious  |  March 16, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    He looks magnificent but somewhat furtive – what mischief has he been up to, and what is that in his beak?!

    • 4. Nip it in the bud  |  March 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      I think it was just some dried mown grass. He looks rather pleased with himself doesn’t he

  • 5. Choclette  |  March 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    What a glorious red.

    I made HFW nettle risotto for March today – yum!

  • 6. Nip it in the bud  |  March 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    oooh, well done Choc.
    You’ve inspired me to pull my finger out and write that post!
    Did you take a picture of your creation? If so I could post it with the challenge to join us (well you, I’m failing miserably at the moment but promise the intention is good :o)

  • 7. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes  |  March 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    What a great cockerel portrait! Is he yours?

    Must be nettle day, just added nettles to my wild garlic pickings and mushrooms (not picked!) for some pasta topping tonight.

  • 8. peggy  |  March 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    He is looking very pleased with himself, have you got poultry on the plot now?!

  • 9. Matron  |  March 20, 2011 at 8:39 am

    It is lovely to see animals doing what they were intended to do. I love to watch chickens scratching around just being chickens! Lovely photo.

  • 10. Nip it in the bud  |  March 21, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Joanna – he belonged to a friend.
    Nettles are not in short supply at the allotment so I’m sure they’ll end up in my kitchen shortly too.

    Peggy – oh I wish (sadly being realistic they wouldn’t last 5 minutes if the vandalism we’ve experienced at the plot is anything to go by)

    Matron – I like watching them too… until they give you THAT look and start to strut in my direction!


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