April 29, 2011

Bantams and Snakes Don't Mix

Sorry have been missing for a little bit.  I don't know how these daily bloggers manage it!  This is my pitiful attempt at a quick post.  We seemed to be busy over the Easter break and the end of the school holidays.  Husband survived the Blues Fest and had a great time. Now school has been back for a few days and off again for a few.  What a life!  We are off over the long weekend to the Gold Coast and meeting with friends there.

Just about all my items I had listed sold on ebay.  Selling them is good - the photography, listing and packing all time consuming though.  Still I guess I can safely say that the house has been slightly decluttered over the past week.

A snap of my fave little hen at the moment.  She is so sweet - but very clucky a lot of the time.  I'm thinking she is a silkie/pekin cross.  Any thoughts on that fellow fowl owners?

Unfortunately we had a run of bad luck with a resident carpet snake last year.  The snake had an extremely successful year, but we lost several hens.  Including this hens' one surviving chicken she hatched from a dozen fertile eggs I bought online!!  That was one expensive carton of eggs - and unsuccessful as it turned out.

The carpet snake lingered for quite a while, meandering between the hen house and the garage.  We would often see it on the rafters of the garage.   While it is not uncommon to see them occasionally, it was unusual to see this one so much!  Eventually I rang a snake wrangler who removed the snake from the garage and relocated it elsewhere.

So that, dear readers, is your story for the day - the little hen and the big bad snake.  A happy ending  (apart from the loss of 3 hens and one little chicken).  Little Banty (the one in the photo is still doing fine) is waiting for some more eggs to hatch).


From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Oh my goodness. That is one large scary snake. Poor hens!

cathy@home said...

That is so sad about your hens and that snake scary. At the beginning I thought you were talking about a vacuum cleaner 8)

Amy said...

Welcome back! That snake...well, that is an EXCELLENT thing to declutter :)

dreamer said...

EEK!!!! to snakes.
Just catching up with your blog , have been MIA myself for a few weeks, sometimes life just gets in the way of blogging.
Well done on your e bay sales :)

sophie...^5 said...

OH MY GOD...had to write it out...that snake just gives me the heeby jeebies!

Leontien said...

I have no idea how they do it! ;-)... two maybe three is my limit for a week! And cute hen and WOW BIG snake!

Hope your hubby is doing fine!

Gooseberry Jam said...

Big snake, would have been good to get him out of the way, Sad to hear he got your girls though... We returned home recently from a weekend away to find a carpet snake in our Quail cage with three big lumps in his Tummy, and alas, no quails in sight!