By now most of you will know that I'm very fond of my hens and really prefer to let them have their freedom and just come home to roost at night. Last Thursday Dick was out on the meadows with Otto when he heard a commotion on back meadow, he was close by and ran round the corner to see Hazel being carted of by a fox. There were feathers everywhere. Poor Dick was then faced with telling me the bad news. We decided that we would have to keep the hens in their run while we have foxes about, so they were all shut in.
On Friday afternoon I was upstairs making necklaces, when I heard a very excited shout "Mary, Mary - there's been a miracle!" Hazel was sitting outside the run waiting to be let in! Bless her little heart. She's missing her tail feathers so is looking a bit unusual, but I'm sure they'll grow back to their previous splendour. I'm happy to have her back, and will have to get used to keeping my flock in for the time being.
I've been making more greetings cards this morning - my sister (glass half empty) said that they would never sell, Dick (glass half full) said they would. Glass half full won, they do sell! So more stock was needed.
I will have a stall at The Bell at Wortwell over the weekend, they have their Beer and Cider Festival starting on Friday evening, all day on Saturday, and a Funday on Sunday afternoon. There will be food stalls and music too.
As always there is new stock on the website www.maryslittlegems.com
The weekly(ish) ramblings of a self-employed jeweller and countrywoman based in the Waveney Valley.