Friday, 3 December 2010

How do you like your eggs in the morning ......

My new girls have settled in really well and bless them they are still laying even in this freezing cold.

I've just got back from walking the dogs.  I live on the outskirts of a grot of a town that I try to avoid like the plague but am fortunate that open countryside is just a short walk away.  We've been to Stopsley Common which is on top of a hill and is very exposed to the elements no matter what the season.  Turning in a 180 degree angle you get views of the town then Galley Hill to the north and round to farmland and countryside.  This morning it was strangely eerie but so beautiful at the same time.  The sky was grey and a freezing cold mist hung in the air and none of the above views could be seen.  There was untouched snow in places and just the sound of crows echoing through the mist.  Empty, desolate, peaceful and a touch spooky all at the same time.  Just perfect for clearing the mind and getting life in perspective.

I took my camera with me but the flipping battery was flat so these photos were taken on my phone and I have know idea if there is a zoom function (make that homework for later)

 One scatty cocker spaniel and choc labrador oblivious to the cold !
I really must get on with some tidying up if I have any hope of getting the deccies and tree up this weekend.
Bye for now x



  1. ooh you have a cocker spaniel AND a choccy lab!
    Julie x

  2. Whatever did we do before mobile phones? Well, whatever it was, I still do it as the mobile phone is a nonentity to me!
    We had fresh snowfall in my corner of Norfolk last night, and freezing fog to contend with today,so the snow won't be going for a wee while. Lovely!

  3. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr makes me feel cold just looking at your photographs, I love the berry and cow parsley (?) ones. xx

  4. I love the photos - I cant wait until the snow goes! xxxx

  5. Well for me I've had enough of the snow! Nice photos tho, I like to see it on the inside of a window!! Nice of your hens to keep on laying they are three hard chickens!

  6. I love all of the snowy pics, its so great.

  7. I love fresh eggs. They taste so different to shop bought ones x

  8. hello there, just popped over to say a BIG thankyou for the research you did on my sampler...and please could you tell me how you did it?

    I've always wondered how to start researching families on samplers, and never got any further than thinking!

    Also- would love to know more about your girls-out of our two only Martina is laying but Henny does try to help (PUSH dear, PUSH) and it never ceases to be a thrill finding that perfect brown egg in the straw each morning.