The hen eggs are being turned night and morning in the incubator and if everything goes to plan the first chicks should peck their way out of their little calcium packages on or just after Saturday, 2 June. I have added three more eggs, so there are now fifteen possible births. I love having chicks they are just so adorable the first few days and it's great watching them grow into independent birds.
Yesterday afternoon was full of sunshine a friend and I walked along a very pretty path near St Nicolas du Pélem past a mill with a stunning waterfall.
This is a little building in the garden of the mill house and I just love the little wren finial.
It was a lovely, one and a half hour walk with just a few people passing us saying "Bonjour" and then suddenly in the distance what looked like two tiny ponies being led and a dog.
As they came nearer, it turned out to be a man with two thirteen year old Shetland ponies and - not a dog - but a goat! It reminded me of being in Tobago when one of the locals would bring his goat down into the sea each morning for a paddle and a walk along the beach.
I lost one of my favourite earrings on Wednesday. It was a red drop made from wood which was light and didn't pull on my ear.
I retraced my steps and left my 'phone number with two places I had visited, but no luck. Buxxer, buxxer, buxxer!
I really need to find someone who makes jewellery so they can make me another pair by copying the one remaining earring.
It was not a valuable earring by any means, but I really liked it - just simple and not glitzy.
This evening I should have been collected a Muscovy drake for my five Muscovy girls, but the seller 'phoned me this morning to say that after she let her hens and ducks out this morning the fox visited and massacred all her birds. It's a devastating thing to happen and I really feel for her. It's horrible having to clear up the awful mess after a fox attack and to lose all your birds is dreadful.
Three things I like:
1. Finding that on a grey, rainy day like today it's 10 degrees C hotter in front of the woodburner than outside.
2. Having a day when I don't have to do anything at all.
3. Knowing my friend has had an operation and come home safely again.