An Easter surprise...

Look what we found in the garden this weekend, a surprise befitting the Easter Season indeed :: a very proud hen with fifteen little chicks.  FIFTEEN! This sweet little black hen has fancied a large brood ever since she started laying, and twice before we've found her sitting on large clutches of eggs in well hidden parts of the garden. But never before have they hatched.   This time she did it, cleverly laying her eggs in an unused compost bin, topped up with a few donated eggs from the other hens it seems.   She looks so very proud of herself, and rightly so. Clever girl, but really, fifteen. 







Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Easter xx
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19 comments:

  1. Fifteen! That's quite the family!!

    Happy Easter!

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  2. Oh wow Michelle. 15!!!

    {our hatch failed - so sad}

    happy easter to you and yours.

    rachel xox

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  3. An abundant Easter! Missing you & Tassie x

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  4. Oh WOW! That is so cute!!!! YAY!

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  5. what great timing, happy easter to you and yours

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  6. Best Easter gift ever .. just so fluffy and cute!

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  7. Hi Michelle ... I just found your blog through Jodi's. Thank you for a lovely read through your life in Tassie (especially love reading about all the delicious edibles:)). What fabulous timing for Easter - such a sweet suprise. Ally xx

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  8. Gorgeous. Now if only our girls would get in the game...on the game? No, that isn't right...

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  9. Ooh, she's going to be a very busy lady! x

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  10. Chickies are the best :) bet she's one proud mama!

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  11. O my, I just melted a little.

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