Sunday is quite a restful day for me. It's the day I treat myself to a leisurely trawl through your posts, and there's several regular posts I particularly look forward. For example, every Sunday Sandra, over on Stamping For Pleasure, posts photos of her hens entitled Sunday Roast. I really have a soft spot for hens :)
So here, for one Sunday only, is my Sunday Roast.
We stayed in a cottage on a farm for the last week of our recent holiday and these hens were just outside. Unfortunately, they are confined to quarters for now, for their own safety as there is a fox in the area - it was seen making away with a lamb just a few weeks ago.
Long ago, in what seems another life, I lived way up in the north of Scotland, in an old farmhouse at the top of a hill. My children were still young then so we had lots of animals, two lovely dogs, 4 sweet cats (one white and deaf), six cute black Cayuga ducks, a couple of geese - the older one being the most vicious beast I have ever encountered! - and six gorgeous brown and fluffy hens, just like the two you can see in the photograph above.
Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of the hens but I do have this rather grainy photo of the vicious goose and three of the ducks.
This photo does not do the ducks justice as they have the most glossy feathers that glisten with gorgeous
greens, blues, turquoises - think of the effect of oil on water.
That goose hated me - it rushed me one day, knocked me down and bit my leg ... I was black and blue for weeks afterwards. Made a great guard 'dog' though!
I've no project done today, so far, but I have good intentions :) I'm off to watch Barbara Gray for an hour and then I plan to get a bit of crafting done.
I hope you are all enjoying the weekend whatever you are doing.