Category Archives: roosters

Spring Chicken


I’m not sure why this blog has been silent for six weeks, but I do know that in the blogging world, that’s too long. Maybe it’s been the short winter days, some busy weekends or maybe I’ve been chicken or … Continue reading

Posted in camellias, chickens, garden diary, garden photography, garden writing, Hellebores, Horticulture, mountain gardens, photography, Plymouth Rock chickens, Rooster names, roosters | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

New hatchlings!


My sister-in-law’s fantastic brown chook has done it again. This time she has managed to hatch one of our Plymouth Rock eggs. The chick with the white stripe on its head we expect is a Plymouth Rock from daddy Long … Continue reading

Posted in chickens, garden diary, gratitude, photography, Plymouth Rock chickens, Plymouth Rock chicks, Rooster names, roosters | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tea for two or three?


We have spent much time in our autumnal garden this Easter break. While last year I tried my hand at baking hot cross buns, this year I was not so adventurous. And I was quite pleased at the result…. I … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, cats, Easter, garden diary, garden photography, hot cross buns, photography, Plymouth Rock chickens, roosters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I thought I saw a puddy tat – or was it a mouse?


We are experiencing a heat wave, not unusual for this part of the world in January. However, during this time some strange things are happening. Apart from our broody Plymouth Rock chook who has nestled down to nurture her potential … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, marsupials, mountain gardens, Native mice, pets, photography, Plymouth Rock chickens, roosters, summer, wildlife | Leave a comment

Christmas Chicks


Sorry if the title misleads you, but after ten years of having chickens here on the Mount, we have never had success in raising chicks. Even now that we have Long John Silver, our Plymouth Rock Rooster, so aptly named … Continue reading

Posted in chickens, Christmas, Christmas reflections, daughters, garden diary, garden writing, gratitude, mothers, pets, philosophy, photography, Plymouth Rock chickens, roosters | 2 Comments

Plymouth Rock Attack


Recently I have been thinking about updating you on the happenings in our “chicken world”. My last post alluded to our duties as chicken owners – weekly chores, feeding rituals and the joy and companionship of chickens. We currently have … Continue reading

Posted in chickens, garden diary, memories, mountain homes, pets, photography, Plymouth Rock chickens, roosters | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Very Hot Day


The weather bureau has forecast a day of extreme fire danger today. The thermometer is due to rise to around 40 degrees C. Such are our summers on the mountain and indeed in the southern quarter of Australia. The risk … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, chickens, climate, countryside, Fire, gardening, Lifestyle, pets, Plymouth Rock chickens, roosters, summer | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our New Year Plymouth Rocks


We have been wanting to add to our Plymouth Rock chicken family and so a few days ago, just after the business of Christmas ended, Colin and I took off in the old ute to collect our four new additions. … Continue reading

Posted in chickens, countryside, garden, Lifestyle, pets, Plymouth Rock chickens, roosters, summer, trees | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Pecker’s Christmas Present


With Christmas well and truly out of the way, it’s back to the garden and the chicken house. Our Christmas was wonderful with family and friends gathered together. Daughter Number One came down from the sub- tropics to join us … Continue reading

Posted in chickens, consumerism, food, Lifestyle, memories, philosophy, Plymouth Rock chickens, roosters | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New Chicken House


As we continue to feel sorry for our Pecker, the Plymouth Rock rooster, we have plunged ourselves into working on the new chicken house. For many years we admired our neighbour’s little cubby which was built for their young daughters’ … Continue reading

Posted in chickens, food, gardens, Lifestyle, pets, Plymouth Rock chickens, roosters, Spring, sunsets | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments