Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Keep Calm Craft On

It's a frosty day today, things look more magical somehow when they're covered in frost

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The chickens don't seem to mind the cold, they're always busy searching the garden for tasty things to eat

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These two girls are the ones that have started laying. They've also decided that the middle of Winter is the best time to lose their neck feathers. Maybe I should knit them some scarves ;-)

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I think this girl is holding on until Spring before she starts laying. You can see her comb is much smaller than the other girls. She has sensibly kept her feathers. I do love their fluffy feet

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We try to keep the feeders filled up for the garden birds at this time of year. The wood pigeons especially are messy eaters so lots gets spilled. The chickens worked this out quite early on so whenever a wood pigeon flies in they run to wait under the feeder in the hopes of getting some of the dropped seeds

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I turned the heel on my rainbow socks at the weekend, how perfectly did those stripes work out! I think I'm going to work on these today.

Linking up with Keep Calm Craft On

19 comments:

  1. Your chicken pictures made me smile. Love those socks! Self striping are the only way to go! Tell s where you purchased your yarn.

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    1. The yarn was from Laughing Yaffle, fabulous dyer. I've had quite a few of her yarns

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  2. I just love the chickens, and the frosty plantsx

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  3. It certainly does look magical with a layer of frost. Love the sock, stunning colours!

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  4. A very happy rainbow of colors for your sock! I too love when everything is covered in frost or snow!

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  5. What work it must be to dye self-striping yarn? That's neat how you know the tell tale signs that your hens will be laying. Will you eat the eggs or have them grow into chicks?

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    1. Yes it must take a long time winding all that yarn. The dyer I got my rainbow yarn from handwinds the balls after dyeing, so pretty. We eat the eggs because we don't have a cockerel so we won't get any chicks

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  6. I enjoyed reading about your chickens under the bird feeder when the wood pigeons arrive x

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  7. My hens and ducks are getting old now. :sigh: 5 of them are almost 5, the ducks are almost 4, and the 3 "babies" (hens) are almost 3. All have stopped laying right now. I don't keep a light on in the coop as we don't have power out there. Winter is a rough time for them, but they seem to do just fine. What a fun sock!

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    1. My girls aren't a year old yet which is probably why they're laying now. I expect next Winter they won't bother. We don't have a light in the coop either, not desperate for eggs and I think it probably does them good to have a break from laying

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  8. Love your rainbow sock - it's very cheery! The hens look very happy in your pots.

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    1. Thank you :) Yes they are, cheeky girls

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  9. Stripe synchronisation is a thing of magic and beauty! And do knit the chucks some scarves it would just be too cute!!

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  10. looks like a chilly day when there is frost about. Lovely chickens and of course a very lovely sock on the needles.

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  11. These chicken photos are just perfect!

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