Time seems to be flying by at the moment. Woolfest seemed a long way away this time last week, but the van is now packed, and first thing tomorrow we head north.
It doesn't help that the chicks seem to be growing by the hour, these photos are from yesterday, and Cav in particular look different again today, he's even got a tail.
The pekin chicks have finally developed wing feathers, and I can already tell that one is going to be a frizzle variety, so is going to look like it's been attacked with a crimping iron, I think the other one will be plain though.
Taking photos of them is becoming an awful lot harder, they move so quickly, and aren't so keen on humans anymore. If I appear they usually head for cover, which is just the right instinct to develop given the amount of crows and buzzards in our valley.
This is about the best close up I could get of Cav, those long legs mean he moves incredibly fast. You can already get a sense of the adult patterning he's going to have, but he's not quite reached that awkward teenager stage.
This the best shot I got of the others, their wings are just starting to come through.
And get to close, and they're off!
The observant of you will notice there's only 3 chicks in this picture. Unfortunately 1 of the chicks died 2 days ago. It's unfortunate, but not unexpected, it's not often an entire clutch of eggs grows to adulthood. I'm concentrating on the 3 I have, and trying not to dwell on the 1 who didn't make it.
I leave for Woolfest tomorrow so there will be a bit of a gap in blog posts. Meanwhile head over to the Ravelry group, the Win It thread closes at midnight on Sunday. Just post a picture of the yarn you've spun using Hilltopcloud fibre and you could win yourself a prize.
The Tour de Fleece also starts on Saturday, there is a HilltopCloud team, and it's not too late to join us.