Monday, 29 November 2010

Cold Fox and no Dancing

Yesterday we were jubilant as the hens presented us with the first two eggs after their Autumn moult. The hens now have full sets of feathers and look very healthy and happy. They are especially heart warming to see when they are set free to run and hunt in the garden.
But not today!
This morning when Jan went to feed them there was a large Dog Fox in the yard looking for breakfast.
So poor hens have to stay in without human supervision. Boredom and hunger may make them into egg eaters so it could be really bad.
Last evening as Strictly was just starting we lost all electricity. We were great Scouts and Guides! Found the candles, candle lamps, torches, had the gas hob glowing and found the wind -up radio. Unfortunately Vic found a bottle of wine so she was happy. We even managed to find the phone that works during power cuts and found out that it was a big underground fault that took a large area out - so not going to be a quick repair. We found a battery powered DVD machine lent to me for my trip to Hospital and watched a chic flic (?) until the battery was flat and then finished it off in Mum's lap top.
By then the power had come back on  ........ but you have to see the end don't you?

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