Before you go thinking, surely she's a bit long in the tooth for babies.
We are getting some chooks.
We have had silky bantams before. Click here to read more about lovely Delores and beautiful old dog Bramble sharing a bone.
We have been thinking about chooks for a while and wanted to wait until Lulu was a bit more mature before taking action.
Last time we had a movable home for them, but this time we want some serious egg layers as well as pretty bantams.
So today Big Boy and Mr M started the dirty job of clearing out the compost and utility area. ( The messy spot hidden behind a little fence).
They decided to start by making a clean entry and using up some of the old bricks stacked behind the fence.
I think between you and me, my research hasn't been well received by the workers.
This is Delores on the old nesting box.
I had forgotten about the shredded paper.
They uncovered the daddy of all scary redback spiders. I wish I had grabbed the camera!
Doesn't that look better!
At least we should be able get into the gate.
I call Mr M the "human bobcat". He loves paving, It always comes out as he plans.
That's phase one down.
I'll let you know what happens next!
In other Sunday news.
I washed and ironed, covered books, checked lunchboxes and did all the preparations for our full on return to work and school this week.
Made a healthy slice if you don't count the raw sugar.
Used my superior cooking skills to pour jelly into a mould.
I have had the tupperware mould for ever and have never used it!
Will it come out, just like in the little brochures?
And spent more time than was probably warranted, lamenting the loss of our lush green grass.
Wind and heat and lack of rain have taken their toll.
I hope your week gets off to a superb start.