Tag: peacock



Big Birds in Barns

The barn is heaving with birds at the moment, not only the big domestic birds- all the homeless roosters that are not allowed to live with the hens, the peahens and the two oldest guinea fowl on the planet, and Mr Flowers the peacock,… Continue Reading “Big Birds in Barns”

Yesterday I lost one of Poppy’s piglets. She looked a bit off on Friday evening, stopped eating on Saturday, did not respond to the usual treatments and died yesterday morning. I don’t know. I take these things hard. She had no symptoms at all. No… Continue Reading “”

The dark-en deepen-eth

The nights are coming so early and the clouds have been so thick and low lately that it seems to me I have to start evening chores straight after lunch or I won’t be done by dark. Sunset is at 4.24pm. Luckily Our John… Continue Reading “The dark-en deepen-eth”

Room in there for me?

I asked Sheila. Is there room in there for me. She said, yes but would not move over so I had to climb over her big body and scrunch myself into a corner of her house. It was warm and calm in there and… Continue Reading “Room in there for me?”

Mr Flowers comes out for a walk

And he is still out with his girls this morning  AND I slept in a bit.  Which is unusual but happens sometimes. I wake at 5AM but this morning I went straight back to sleep.  And now it is 6.27AM! So I am writing… Continue Reading “Mr Flowers comes out for a walk”

The season begins

And we are off – miss c is back in the saddle… (an English saddle,  those wild wild west cowboy saddles hurt my bony bum.) And me and my saddle (but no horse of course) are moving fast now. Thank you for your patience with… Continue Reading “The season begins”


As usual Mr Flowers likes to show off his tail right in front of the ugly garage door – sigh – no sense of background. Everything about this bird is spindly. A small bird really.  But colourful.  He is a piebald this is why he… Continue Reading “Spindly”

Feathers Unfurled

STOP! Go no further until you have guessed whose feathers are in the Header Shot. Yes. Well admittedly that was not hard. Mr Flowers is officially strutting his stuff. And here is something you seldom see in the mash of pretty peacock shots in… Continue Reading “Feathers Unfurled”

Sheila speaks. (audio)

Last night everything was quiet in the home barn, the wind had dropped, the birds were roosting  and the cows munched quietly in the background so while I put Sheila and the kune-kunes to bed under their respective covers, I recorded the discussion between Sheila (my… Continue Reading “Sheila speaks. (audio)”