Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Overdue update!

Today I thought I'd put some time aside before I start anything else, to update my blog on a few things.

Recently I laid some turf down for our back lawn, it was the first time I had ever tried doing this job, but it seemed to go quite well.

I have had to go back up to twice a day to water some patches that have dried out, but it seems to have been worth the time spent, as the odd strand of green has been seen poking out of the straw coloured turf.

R.I.P Cherie

Unfortunately we found Cherie dead in the paddock the other day - I had let them out in the morning, as is usual, and when I went to put them away, I found poor Cherie lying down.

It seems she may have had the same thing happen to her as one of our older chickens some time ago - although my medical skills are limited, there were no marks on her, and no feathers littering the grass around her - so she must have gone very quick which is a good thing.

Cherie was one of five rescue chickens we picked up last year, and she was especially endearing as she had a twisted beak, which is why we named her after Cherie Blair!

She was one of the few hens that let me pick her up, more than the others anyway, so it is especially sad that she would be the one to go.

Rest in peace Cherie - we'll always remember you!

Kane rises the ranks!

Kane has been doing really well at Little Ninjas, he seems to have a natural flair for martial arts.

Well the other week he successfully passed the grading to give him his new belt - the yellow belt with a green stripe.

Every training session he goes to he receives a tag on his belt, and every time he gets 8 tags on his belt, he is eligible to do the grading for the next belt. Kane now does 2 sessions a week, and gets 2 tags a week, this has cut down the time he takes to get a new belt - not that it's rushed or anything - the test is quite comprehensive for the next belt.

Here he is in a fighting stance, with his new belt!


Goat Creek Grandma said...

Congratulations to Kane. I am sure he is proud of himself.

Sorry to hear about Cherie. I hated when we had unexpected deaths of one of our favorite chickens. I am hoping we will be able to get a few by next spring so I guess I better get to work on that shed outside so they have a place to stay.

Take Care,

Anonymous said...

Well done Kane, keep up the hard work :) Dad better watch out soon!!

So sorry about Cherie, she lived out her life in the best possible way....be proud of yourselves xx

Stiggy said...

Debbie - Kane is VERY proud of himself - as we all are! we hope to get a few new hens later this year too.


Karen - I have just got my suit too - but as a white belt, Kane is technically my superior!

Thanks, it's always sad when one goes.