New chickens continue to be a delightful distraction from all the things that currently have me grinding my teeth in anger and frustration.
Ebony has raised 2 chicks in to little monsters who are never still, and know exactly where the food comes from in this household.
They're currently in the phase where they run round at ridiculous speeds, and that combined with them being so low to the ground, and a tricky colour for the camera to pick out means that this is a very out of date photo. They're now fully feathered, and one is developing something of a Cav style top knot!
They're not the only new things in chicken land however... there was a really shortage of female chickens in the flock, so I collected 3 new lemon Pekins. They have made themselves very much at home, and are now known as Gin, Tonic and Not-A-Squirrel.
We've had a squirrel problem, so have been trying to catch the naughty creatures who have ate all the unripe strawberries, and have destroyed my chicken food bucket. However a squirrel trap is almost the perfect size to catch a greedy Pekin chicken. I ended up releasing this one from the trap on several occasions... each time telling her that she was Not-A-Squirrel.
I cut my first proper weaving project off the loom. These are 6 different tea-towels using 2/8 cotton based on the Jane Stafford Online Guild Season 2 Colour and Weave gamp. The original uses white and navy with an apricot accent... but I switched it up to use navy, lime and hot pink.
It's felt like June has been a bit never ending, with lots of unplanned things to work around. I last had some time off and got away from work properly for a few days at the end of February, and the last time I took off for more than 3 days was Christmas...
Going away isn't really on the cards, but one of the reasons I try to get away from home to take time off is to stop me getting sucked in to "just sorting out x so I can do y..."
So I will be packing the Time Travellers Club at the end of this week, which will be posted on Monday. I also have a shop update ready to be photographed and listed in Monday. After that I will be turning on the auto-responders on my email, and probably deleting social media apps from my phone so I can take a weeks holiday.
We have a few trips planned to go out for the day now our 5 mile rule in Wales has been lifted. You may see me about in a few places, probably in the Tour de Fleece groups. Parcels will be sent on Thursday 9th July, Monday 13th July, but not on Thursday 16th July.
Stay safe everyone, do things outside if you can. Wear a mask if you can't. This disease hasn't gone away, and we need to be just as cautious with our behaviour now as we were in March.
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