Saturday, 18 March 2017

Owl Wood Animals


I never walk alone through the Owl Wood.   For a start, the hens always tag along.  These two are Susie, the white one,  and Queen Mab, the speckledy.


This is Dusty, she was leading the procession.    Dobson is always around somewhere, usually trying to find the tree most in need of a sprinkle.


Today, he was far more interested in chasing his new ball.


Whereas Miss Pinkerton and Coco were quite happy to be observers, for once.


I did some observing, too.   I spied these two through the trees - our new neigh-bours.


I hope to be seeing a lot more of them soon.  

Have a lovely weekend.

20 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, new horse neighbors. Delightful.

    I take it, this is the old gentleman's home... Which was sold.

    Lovely that you will have 2 horses, to get acquainted with. Of course, I especially like the white one. -smile-

    Luna Crone

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    1. That's the place, Luna. It is lovely to see the paddocks being used again, at one point we feared that they would be built on. Much nicer to see sheep and horses grazing.

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  2. Aw...loved this post. I'm just back from a long walk by myself and feel rather cheated.

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    1. Hello Deb, We must look pretty comical - it would have been even funnier in the days when I had three dogs and six hens, plus the two cats - our animals seem to enjoy playing 'Following the leader'!

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  3. I loved going with you into The Owl Wood. And, to be accompanied by such lovely companions, who wouldn't? :~) I'm all for getting better acquainted with the new neighbors, too.

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    1. Hello Chip, That little Owl Wood is a wonderful place and it changes all the time, it won't be too many more weeks until the Queen Anne's Lace has grown so high that we won't be able to see very far - that is a favourite time for games of Hide and Seek with our grandchildren.

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  4. Oh, what lovely animally pictures! Wish our view was like that instead of just neighbours' houses but, having said that (sorry, cliché!) the neighbours are all nice, as are their homes. The view would be very much worse, and in one direction we can see the sea ... not bad, really!
    Margaret P

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    1. Hello Margaret, A rural life doesn't suit everyone - a fairly high tolerance level for mud being trekked through, helps, especially on days like today. I spend an awful lot of time drying animal 'paddy paws' off in the Boot Room, yet still they bring more through.
      A sea view sounds perfect, an ever-changing picture.

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  5. I just love that your chickens follow you on your walk!! We aren't allowed to have chickens in the village that we live in. It surprises me because this is such an animal loving community. You are allowed to have them in the next town over so there are still plenty of fresh eggs available. I loved your photos!! I hope you're having a beautiful Sunday!! xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hello Wendy, That is a shame about the chickens. (Grand)children learn so much from them - and enjoy the fresh eggs as a reward for helping out. We have always had rescued battery hens before - all brown and more difficult to tell apart, but even after an early life of confinement, then rescue, they all quickly got into the habit of following me around the woods. I guess it is something they do instinctively, it does look awfully cute though.

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  6. so adorable to see so many animal companions... and of course the adorable Miss Pinkerton doing so well!! xx

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    1. Hello Dom, Isn't she a pretty little thing. Coco has taught her how to climb trees and I'm afraid they gang up and go hunting together - very successfully. Thank you for sending her our way, she fits in perfectly.xx

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  7. Our neighbour at the old place let some people keep some ponies on her field just so she could watch them without the responsibility!

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    1. Hello Sue, That sounds like a great idea. I am in awe of the amount of work got done at your place over the weekend! We need to get cracking on ours, but it's too wet today.

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  8. Nice neighbours, make sure you have some apples for them

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    1. Hello Bill, I used to visit the old horse with a couple of apples, or carrots, and a polo mint for 'pudding'. Over the years my visit was less important to him than the contents of my pocket and he'd frisk me for the goods!

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  9. I hope you new neighbours are nice!

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    1. Hi Sol, I haven't met them yet, but they sound very busy with fencing and getting the animals organised. I'll let the dust settle before I pop round to say hello.

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  10. What wonderful neighbours you have Elaine. Our previous 2 houses backed onto a paddock but sadly we were not so lucky with this one.
    Have an enjoyable week with hopefully not too much wind and rain :)

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    1. Hello Prunella, It is wild, wet and windy here. One of those days when the animals jostle one another for pole position next to the Rayburn. The cats win, of course!
      I hope the weather is kind to you, too.

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