Tuesday, 25 October 2016

October 23, 2016

Back in August, Heather received this beautiful statue as a birthday gift from her sister-in-law.  Head, tail, and legs are metal, but the body is stained glass and the back contains a solar power cell to charge a light bulb inside the body.  Here is Mike attaching it to the post at the gate of the chicken yard so the chickens will have light at night (I guess)!!!

Here is Jimenez, but usually called Mr. Purr, who is recovering from a blood parasite that made him pretty sick.  The vet says that his blood smear shows no parasites and he is looking and acting so much better.  But he still has to take antibiotics for another 4 or 5 weeks.

Last week I planted 13 more toe toe (pronounced toy toy) plants, but these are along the fence line behind the Wee Mansion.  Here are two of them. They look so small but they will grow to over 6 feet high, in a few years!

Finally, the raspberry patch is now for real!  Mike cut the grass down, plowed the furrows, and put up the stakes.  And here it is.

The raspberry stalks were taken out of the ground before the fencing was put in and they wintered in boxes on the porch of the Wee Mansion.

Here are Heather and Mike planting about 60 of them.  

We had a quick visit with Mike's sister and her beautiful family, (left to right) Ryan, Christina, Sean, and Tristan, with Heather and Mike.

And of course, the obligatory Kiwi crazy face picture!

And the day ended with a beautiful sunset.

More to come!!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know when it started, (I think when Heather sent me a crazy chicken lady t-shirt!) But since then we have had chicken theme for present giving! Watch out for next year's birthday Heather!