Chicken Hunting Party
Garden and Nature in Words

Chicken Hunting Party

This is an Earwig. They seem to have this habit of getting into anything in the garden made from wood, where they set-up little colonies. Then they become large colonies. At night they move en masse to the closest growing thing and start chewing it to the stump. Bastards!! But you see, there is a … Continue reading

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The Mad Adventures of Chilli the Blind Chicken – Part 1
Garden and Nature in Words

The Mad Adventures of Chilli the Blind Chicken – Part 1

Spare a thought for Chilli, the ISA Brown x Leghorn x Australorp chicken who became a blind sometime after her first birthday, possibly during Melbourne’s Xmas heatwave. Not sure exactly when or how it happened – I was having a great old time in Gelnelg, Adelaide with the family at the time, and during my weekly reports from Dad, got the news that Chilli ‘wasn’t quite right’…. Continue reading