Wonderful Things are Happening

At last we have got planning permission for the barn and after discussion with the builder we are looking forward to seeing the finished job. It’s going to cost a little more than we had hoped but it will be worth it in the end. In fact, to be honest, I miss running a business and this will be just the job to keep the mind occupied and to get the old skills working. I’ve got an expert designing a website for me and I know she will do us proud.

We went away earlier this month to England to help out our relatives (Maggie’s Sister and my Mum) It was quite hectic but it was necessary but while we were away the Chicken Coop (empty at the time) was subjected to very high winds and was wrecked so I’ve got a job to do. Seems the cockerel will have to go he is waking everyone up at stupid o’clock daily so I think he can have another month with the girls then it’s off to the freezer with him. I want to get some more girls soon so I will have to mend the coop and re-design the run for the new ones.

The other English people in the lane have their house up for sale I don’t think they want to but they are going back to Blighty to help elderly relatives. We will miss them when they go however this is not the ideal time to sell a house over here in Ireland.

The car failed the NCT (same as MOT) last week and has been fixed by  my very good friend Martin and it’s got a re test on the 5th.

They don’t have bonfire night over here instead the kits go wild on Halloween because fireworks are banned and anyway it was the English Parliament that was supposed to be blown up. Bonfires are also banned except for one day in the year June 23rd I think but I stand to be corrected.

Oh well must go I will try to be a little more regular with this in future


Till then Toodle Pip

2 thoughts on “Wonderful Things are Happening

  1. Just been reading your blogs and hope you’ve got your chicken coop sorted now.

    I have use an incubator several times now and also had some incubated by the Mum involved. I love watching the chicks hatch and grow, it’s very rewarding and entertaining.

    I don’t want to kill cockerels so let a chap in the next village have them for his freezer. I guess we get about 50:50 hens to cockerels. I am in Brittany now and have chickens, ducks and goats.

    When I was in England I had ducks who laid and hatched their eggs in secret locations so it was always a lovely surprise when they came back to the main garden proudly leading their numerous ducklings.


  2. Hi “r4” 🙂

    Ivy from H&H forum here ~ Added you to my blog feeds, lovely little spot on the net you’ve got here, looking forward to reading back through your posts.

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