Saturday, 7 December 2013

The house is growing and Drumstick is a bit of a con.

Well they are getting on with it but these brickies are much slower than the other builders.
They arrive at 6.00am most morning and make lots of noise for about a hour so it's early to bed and early to rise at the moment for me,  doesn't disturb the beer fairy at all but not much does.
The light will not be very effected, as this side of the garden has trees growing along the fence, we are feeling we live in a walled garden so thats kind of nice we will have to wait to see whats it like in winter.


Lots of light in the herb garden it's doing well.
The whole back garden is doing well, Drumstick likes his area green so no digging out here so far.



But this area is different more insects I think.

These two are having a chat, Drumstick has a gossip with the beer fairy most mornings who knows what they talk about it's all in chockie I don't speak that.


Time for a quick cuddle.
Breakfast has arrived, Drumstick is checking it out, seeing it is baked beans and bacon on toast she is  interested.
But I'm not quick enough with the camera but she has managed a few beans off the plate.
She never shown interest before so we think it's the colour she like orange things the best.



Well breakfast done time to go for a walk.
Well Pidge wasn't eating his food so I was just finishing off the left overs.
I was wondering were it was all going, the wild birds eat it too.




45 comments:

  1. Your basil looks so plump and healthy. Mine is positively limp in comparison. Love the pics :)

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    1. This is the first time my basil has grown well, they like their bathtub home.
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  2. Hooray for the herb garden, and the beer fairy and drumstick. Every one of them seems to be getting on well.

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    1. Ye all good at the moment here.
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  3. Your herb garden looks so nice. I think Drumstick and The Beer Fairy have quite the friendship going on.

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    1. He gets on well with birds,
      all sorts too.
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  4. This is sweet. It's amazing how tame chickens can be..... snatching food from the Beer Fairy, yet. You must still have warm weather by the looks of your garden what the Beer Fairy is wearing. Golly, it's 18 to 20 degrees below zero here. This morning I delivered a Christmas present to my favorite bank teller. I told her she could open it now because it will be useful. It was sheepskin mittens, she had told me how cold her hands got walking to work in the morning. She was very surprised and happy and that made me happy and I could check one present off my list. Ha
    Thanks for giving us the precious post.

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    1. You must live in a small town I never get the same bank teller twice, they all say good morning and have a nice day and that's about it, always a line up in the bank.
      18to20 below that's cold, 30above C today lovely and warm but we are in summer now.
      All the best hope it warms up a bit for you.
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  5. I understand why work starts so early in the morning, but I definitely would not be happy about it at all.

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    1. I'm not but it will over soon.
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  6. Oh Merle, your herb tubbie looks fantastic. Nice garden you have! Your hub was a good sport to be photographed in his bright green shirt. Susan

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    1. He is always in the bright green shirt in the house, his mate gave him lots and it's easy to dress if you don't have choices.
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  7. This is the sweetest post ever! How cute is your husband with drumstick!!?!?! And your garden is so very gorgeous!!!

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    1. He is very good with birds and the really do talk to each other.
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  8. Seems Drumstick has made herself at home everywhere!
    Let's hope for your sake the workers will soon be done!
    P.S. Are they still serenading?

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    1. Maybe too hot for singing they are just listening to the radio lately.
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  9. I do love your garden. And smile at the Beer Fairies new bestie...

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    1. She is interesting in 10 days she lays about 7 eggs so she is productive too.
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  10. Drumstick is a most interesting chicken. Your garden is looking great.

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    1. I was worried that I would lose some of the garden with the Drumstick but we are adjusting.
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  11. A nice walk around your garden!! My basil is long gone and seeing all your yummy basil has me wanting some pesto, Mmmm
    Happy Weekend!
    Bella

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    1. Funny I don't eat much pesto but I like it in cooking and salads.
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  12. My brother had two chooks and they can be so amusing. Clearly Drumstick is very amusing. Are they real flowers in the hanging baskets?

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    1. They are good to watch and they like human company, she is like a dog she follows you around the garden.
      No they are fake ones I had some that i move around the garden when I plant new stuff it would stop the cats from pulling out anything new but it doesn't work with Drumstick so I put them in them in the hanging baskets.
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  13. Excuse the pun ,but it seems that drumstick rules the roost!!
    Jane x

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  14. Drumsticks and the Beer Fairy seem to be good friends.I love the flowers in the baskets on the fence. Hilary

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    1. We are all good friends here most of the time.
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  15. Lovely photos Merle, looks like Drumstick gets a good life!
    Jess xx

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  16. I think she likes it here, the side gate is often open and she hasn't wondered out we still haven't found out who owns her.
    Merle......................

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  17. Drumstick has a mind of her own. You really enjoy her, it's obvious.

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  18. Drumstick, what an adorable name! It looks so nice and warm there - we just got a foot of snow with more on the way and it's been quite chilly here :) Hugs to you!

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    1. My son named her she just wondered in the yard when he was visiting and she just stayed.
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  19. Drumstick... sounds like you could write a children's book about its antics. Liked the photos.

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    1. Thats not a bad idea.
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  20. What a sweet, friendly chicken. Does she wander into the house?

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    1. She comes into the kitchen when ever she can, we have to keep the door closed.
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  21. Drumstick must be very tame, to be eating off the beer fairies plate. She is a sweetie. I have never tried growing a herb garden, maybe someday. Wishing you a happy week ahead!

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  22. I think she is more cheeky than tame.
    Merle.........

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  23. Haha, that made me laugh about the beer fairy sleeping through anything. That's my husband too:) It looks like he and Drumstick have a special bond!

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    1. As they get older they do sleep like logs.
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  24. Your garden is so beautiful! I was intrigued by the photos of Drumstick and your hubby. Have a great day!

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    1. They are good mates, Pidge get a bit cranky with Drumstick.
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  25. As Linda suggested you have got the workings of a great childrens book right there in your backyard. Drumstick, Beer Fairy, Pidge, Kidney and not forgetting Merle.

    Thanks for the weekly look into your world Merle.

    Allan

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