Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Animal Tales - 29


Welcome to Animal Tales, the blog linky that brings together all sorts of animal blog posts from all over the world.  It runs from Tuesday morning thought to Friday night and showcases a wide range of animal related posts. 

Mad week at Eco-Gites of Lenault

Simon has been away in England most of this week so I have been busy "home alone" ... which is why I didn't need the piglets squeezing under a fence I thought was piglet proof, nor did I need an injured turkey, not did I need an infestation of red mite in one of the chicken sheds, nor did I need one of my hen birds to in fact turn out to be a cockerel who has "found his voice" ... right outside the gite bedroom window!  

Cockerel has been caught and relocated further away, red mite have been attacked with a blow torch,Vaseline and a major clean of the hen house, turkey has been put in isolation until the massive blister that has mysteriously appeared under her wing has cleared up and the piglets and Boris, our  boar, have been swapped over (after additional piglet and Boris proofing repairs were made) .... which is OK except for the fact that now Boris is much closer to Coco Chanel, our grumpy-when-I am-in-season pig), who is in season again and there has been A LOT of pacing up and down fences from both of them!!  So far Simon's new fencing is keeping the love-pigs apart. The animals have certainly been keeping me busy this week! 

So this is my excuse for only now getting round to commenting on some of you lovely people who linked last week.  It is also why today I am giving you an old post for the link up and I promise to try and do better this week.

At least these two behaved themselves this week:



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I loved reading all your posts last week but one in particular brought back very happy memories for me, namely Sabrina from Wolves In London's post about The Cotswold Wildlife Park.  I used to love just a few miles away from the Park and as a child would cycle over and sneak in the back gate without paying!!  However, when I went back a few years ago with the boys the back gate entry was well and truly locked!

So over to you now.  Feel free to come and add your animal related posts to the linky below.  The posts can be old or new and as varied as the animals who we share our world with. If you tweet with the hashtag #AnimalTales I'll retweet you.  Just give me a nudge if I appear to have forgotten you.

Full details of the linky can be found here but can I remind people of a couple of the "rules":


  • Please can you comment on at least 2 other blogs linked up - that is, after all the whole purpose of joining a linky to find and comment on more blogs and hopefully drive traffic back to your blog.
  • Please can you include my badge (preferably) or a link back to this blog.
  • Can I remind people not to add sponsored posts or paid-for reviews.  Eco-Gites of Lenault has no advertising on it and I am not comfortable promoting products or companies I know nothing about.









10 comments :

  1. You certainly are being kept busy. My life is very quiet compared to yours!!!

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    1. I also forget to mention the those 2 escaped chickens I told you about! They took up quite a lot of time too.

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  2. Thanks for your linky; back again with my Mute Swan Family tale. My first time seeing Cygnets face-to-face; fab experience.

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    1. A pleasure - will be reading linked blogs later

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  3. My word, a very eventful week on your farm! Glad you managed to get through and that things are better. Hope your Turkey especially gets better soon and that the piglets behave this week. You're doing the best you can; no one can ask for more! :-)

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    1. I have had a stern talk with the piglets but I am not sure they were listening!

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  4. Sometimes it's worse than having children! sounds like you have been really tending your animals carefully in Simon's absence.

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    1. I am sure they knew he was away, hence they played up more than usual!

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  5. those pigs are certainly providing a lot of entertainments with their bids for freedom

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  6. Sorry, tried to comment last week but was out of decent internet access and then (of course!) I forgot until now, once we'd returned back home. But just to say, thanks so much for the mention. I love the idea of jumping over the back fence into the rhinos enclosure ha ha (okay, I know you didn't go direct to the enclosure...) It was a great spot, and I'll definitely be returning asap. And I've even been out with animals this week too, learning all about looking after alpacas on an alpaca farm. As soon as I get around to writing that up in a blog post I will link up again! xx

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I love receiving comments and I do read every one but if you are simply here to spam me with a link, guess what ... I won't publish it.