Tuesday, 8 March 2011
The new arrival.
At 9.15am a new member of the family arrived on the farm. His name is Maximillian - Max for short - and he is a Buff Orpington cockerel. A friend of a friend bred him and needed a good home.
The farmer put him into the hen house with ' the girls' - he immediately played hard to get and began to scratch in the straw for corn. They all crowded together and watched him. In an hour or so we shall let them out into the field and hopefully he will keep them all together. It is lovely to have a cockerel again and now it gives me incentive to do up the little hen house in the garden so that if a hen goes broody we may get some chicks. (not that the farmer really likes the idea all that much - too many cockerels and he doesn't like killing them!)
On my way back into the house I spotted this beautiful moth on the North facing wall of our house. I am not sure whether it will survive the cold as no sun gets round that side - but isn't it a beauty?
On the subject of the coin. My friend tells me it is George III and the date is probably around 1730 - so quite an exciting find although not worth anything ni monetary terms as it is in poor condition. Not that I would want to sell it anyway - it has gone into my box of treasures.
Off to the supermarket now to do our weekly shopping. Have a lovely day.