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27 May 2017

Treasures, Travelling and 'Toys'!

We were about to leave, a week ago, to collect some woodworking machinery when I checked the cranky nesting Silver Lace Wyandotte. There were peeps coming from the nesting box but I had to wait until the next day to take these.


3 out of 6 hatched, however, I suspect the eggs from some of the other hens either weren't fertile, or were jiggled around, as all 6 hens insist on using the same nesting container and there's a discrepancy with whose turn it is next. 3 is enough for a cold weather hatch though as no one will be left in the cold and it won't be too stressful for a first time hen :). Mrs Wyandotte was nameless but from now on she's called Mumma, as none of the other hens go broody.

Our trip that day was rainy and cold and we collected two machines from 350km away. PC is pleased with the price he paid and is always glad to have me travel with him, especially when the drive is boring because of rain, as it's easy to become weary just driving along a highway. I have neglected to take photos of the bandsaw and the lathe but there will be some in the future when they are used.

After a day at home we were off again, on Sunday, travelling the same route but the weather was lovely apart from some fog early in the day.
20 mins from home

2.5hrs from home

15 mins from destination and these tunnels give me the heebie jeebies!
The drive home was pleasant.....
My favourite roadside resting stop.
....except the old truck decided to have a fuel problem and we had to have quite a few stops, and nurse it to the closest town to home, and we overnighted there. Temperamental old thing was fine in the morning but PC will have to service the diesel fuel lines.

Another lovely day for the remainder of the trip home so I took a few pictures to pass the time.
The first two pics are taken 30 minutes from home.


 This one is 15 minutes from home...

and as you follow the turn in the tarmac road we are 5 mins away and on the edge of the village.

This is the reason for the trip and PC already has plans for some items he'd like to make for the workshop and the house. He couldn't wait to unload it, clean the old sawdust off it, and ensure it ran well!




Lol, boys and their toys! I'm sure I can suggest a few jobs for him to use them for, in the future, when he has completed his immediate plans :P.

Cheers,
RobynLouise XO









12 comments:

  1. Oh they are just adorable. Congratulations to Mumma, very clever girl.
    Greet photos along the road and I'm sure that Triton machine will get a good workout.

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    1. She's a good Mumma and cares well for her chicks.

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  2. Clever Mumma:) The countryside looks lovely and green ... it is still quite brown and dry here. We need more rain.

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    1. We've had consistent falls of 7-10mls and the 20 May was a 45ml dump in 2 hours. Just had to happen on the day between travels!

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  3. I agree Robyn, re. It's and their toys, my DH is never happier than playing/working with his puns, it he certainly delivers the goods. I hope PC gets as much satisfaction and enjoyment out of his xxx

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    1. I'm sure he will. I already have an idea for a use of the lathe but he has necessary items he wants to finish before trying "recreation" projects :).

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  4. Oh chickens, cute little blighters and remember having a cranky hen or two in my time. Boys and their toys, so long as they are happy and occupied.

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  5. Definitely. I need to drag him out of the workshop for meals sometimes!

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  6. Lovely place. I can see why that is your favourite roadside resting stop.

    -Soma

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  7. I am still amazed at how chicks survive! Thanks for the lovely scenery shots - real nice indeed.

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