Monday, 17 August 2009

Chicken for dinner?

Posted by Rosie

We have had friends staying for the week-end, the weather has been fantastic and so we've had a BBQ every night. It didn't take long for the chickens to realise that there might be some food in this BBQ lark for them a sure enough, here is "Old Speckled Hen" helping herself to some left-overs. Garlic bread seemed to be her favourite although yesterday we had great fun watching several chickens fighting over some left-over noodles!

Our friends have just left, as have the family with a holiday cottage just around the corner so it is all suddenly feeling rather quiet. The boys are going to miss their playmates and, bearing in mind they didn't go to bed 'til nearly midnight, they could be really grumpy today. Oh well - maybe I should send them off to try and find this little fellow. It's a fire salamander which Simon discovered in the water meter hole. I had only ever seen a squished one on the road before so this was a real treat. I was joking with Simon that they are poisonous; however having been on Wikipedia, apparently their skin can produce a toxin dangerous to human life.
(Makes mental note to self - Tell boys that if they find the salamander they are NOT to touch it!)

1 comment :

  1. I was just about to type that you were correct about them being toxic until I read on. Gloves are a must with those hey! VERY pretty colours. Sounds like you've had a lovely time and been very lucky with the weather. It's been 'rain rain' in my part of Blighty all weekend! x

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