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by MrsBiscuit
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 103
Views: 3502

Re: nature notes

We had some American family staying, the Dad is originally Portugeuse. He saw a European Goldfinch in our garden and it made him so happy, as he said he hadn't seen one since his childhood in Portugal. Yesterday I saw a green grasshopper on a green hollyhock leaf, slowly eating it. We also have leaf...
by MrsBiscuit
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Help working out breed please?
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Help working out breed please?

I have no idea either, although my first thought is that it looks a bit big for a Dutch, unless thats a bantam Ancona? Its got yellow legs, so not a Sussex, at least not a pure one. I have raised buff crosses before, crossed with white birds, and the resulting plumage is that lovely dark buff, which...
by MrsBiscuit
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Frizzle
Topic: Black and Grey Frizzles
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Black and Grey Frizzles

They are lovely looking girls, I bet they feel nice to handle, getting your fingers in all that feather :D
by MrsBiscuit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Fire
Replies: 15
Views: 206

Re: Fire

I love donkeys, and they are often kept with horses to calm them down, a bit like sheep. But I know they also possess strongly biting teeth, so I am also slightly wary of them! Well done all round, horses are nervous creatures at heart, with a powerful sense of smell, and lets face it smoke, fire, a...
by MrsBiscuit
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Rain !!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1568

Re: Rain !!!

No BYM, there is no sand debris to speak of, just this sort of grey dusty grime, but mostly its just oppressive. However, OH says it is forecast to go down to 20 tonight, hurrah hurrah hurrah, (I expect this to feel positively freezing!) before going to 30 tomorrow, which is normal and I can cope wi...
by MrsBiscuit
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Fire
Replies: 15
Views: 206

Re: Fire

:shock: Its all happening where you live BYM! Thank goodness you were there, and also that you were able to behave calmly, I do know how common sense can fly out of the window in a fire situation; its all too easy for panic to set in. Those girls will learn a lesson, fire can get out of control in a...
by MrsBiscuit
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Rain !!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1568

Re: Rain !!!

Hello All Yes we are safe and well. We are in the middle of Portugal and away from the fires down at Monchique on the Algarve, which having been burning for days, I have just read that 29 people were hurt overnight, the poor firefighters working in this heat, its getting quite hideous. We are lucky,...
by MrsBiscuit
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Rain !!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1568

Re: Rain !!!

A day full of thoughts, then Lady A.

Good luck with the sewing.
by MrsBiscuit
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: nature notes
Replies: 103
Views: 3502

Re: nature notes

Last night we were having dinner outside when OH jumped up and said 'what's that snake got in its mouth'. I jumped up in alarm - not because of the snake, but I was hoping that the dinner wasn't the pregnant lizard! Anyway, it turned out to be a sparrow. My question for today - I got up to find 2 ho...
by MrsBiscuit
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: The Dustbath
Topic: Rain !!!
Replies: 91
Views: 1568

Re: Rain !!!

I love your photo Marigold, I can just picture the large, undulating fields, big skies, bits of trees. I absolutely love the green/gold/blue palette. And the hat!

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