It’s four months since we brought our dear ex-factory hens – Mariette, Primrose and Little Flo – home and it’s amazing to see the change in them both in their characters and what they look like. Remember how threadbare and scruffy they were? Here are some before and after pics of the little ladies. First, our Little Flo – look how pale and bare she was and how vibrant her feathers and comb are now!
And here’s Mariette – who had loads of bald patches and a huge pale, floppy comb owing to the overcrowded conditions she used to be kept in and how hot it would have been. Now, she’s got plenty of feathers and plenty of colour too!
And here’s Primrose. Again, pale and thin on arrival but plump and full of life now!
I’m so proud of my gals! Haven’t they all blossomed? And they’ve all learned to make the most of their new free-range lives – racing across the garden when it’s corn time, jumping onto walls and benches and enjoying a spot of dust-bathing in the borders.
And, just so she doesn’t feel left out, here’s a pic of our dear Dotty – the last remaining from our original flock of ex-bats. She’s a gem! And don’t worry – she’s not hurt – this is what a sun-bathing hen looks like!
On the book front, I’ve just finished my novella sequel to my Austen Addicts’ Trilogy – Christmas with Mr Darcy and it should be out as an ebook in October. I had so much fun writing it and I hope readers will enjoy seeing all the main characters from the trilogy again.